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  • EPA says new clean water rules are still in effect even though judge suspended them

    08/29/2015 5:06:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/30/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The very same crew which recently dumped three million gallons of toxic sludge out of an abandoned mine and turned the Animas River in Colorado the color of a yellow banded poison dart frog for roughly a week has just issued a whole new set of rules to “protect” small pools of water. They would also like you to know that these rules are going into effect even though a federal judge put them on hold in 13 states, too. This new batch of regulations is going to “protect” bodies of water which may include the ditch in front...
  • Forgotten Facts About Smoot-Hawley for the Stimulus Package Buy American Crowd

    02/05/2009 11:36:21 AM PST · by frithguild · 44 replies · 1,126+ views
    2/5/2009 | frithguild
    The Republican Party of the 1920's swept into power during a financial crisis. Errors in the Feds monetary policy in 1919 in kept rates too low to benefit the sale of Victory bonds. The Fed then tightened excessively due to inflation, creating a financial shock and depression from 1920 to 1921. At that time, the Republican Party viewed increasing tariffs as good policy. Thus, during the sixty seventh Congress, the Emergency Tariff Act of 1921 was passed as a temporary measure until a more comprehensive measure could be drafted. Ultimately, Fordney-McCumber passed in 1922, imposing an ad valorem rate of...
  • St. Mary's reverses policy on gay employment after backlash over rescinded hire (OR)

    08/27/2015 8:23:20 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 18 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 08/26/2015 | Melissa Binder
    The St. Mary's Academy board voted Wednesday night to change the school's policy on hiring gay employees after facing backlash over the administration's decision to rescind a job offer to a gay counselor. Students and high-profile donor Tim Boyle, CEO of Columbia Sportswear, had earlier condemned the choice not to employ 27-year-old Lauren Brown. In response, administrators brought the board together and recommended members vote to expand the hiring policy. . . . In July, the Roman Catholic high school reversed its plans to make Brown an academic adviser after learning she was gay, the job applicant said. Friedhoff said...
  • How Tom Steyer, the White House, and a Scandal-Plagued Operative Paved the Way for EPA Regulations

    08/24/2015 8:08:52 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 24, 2015 | Lachlan Markay
    The White House, statehouses, and nonprofits backed by the billionaire Democrat Tom Steyer worked behind the scenes to create a state-level advocacy network to support controversial new Environmental Protection Agency regulations, newly released emails reveal. Involved in the strategy was a top aide to John Kitzhaber, the former Democratic governor of Oregon, according to emails obtained by the Energy and Environment Legal Institute. Kitzhaber resigned this year in the midst of a scandal involving his fiance. E&E released its findings in a Monday report that shows extensive behind-the-scenes coordination between White House staff, aides to as many as 12 governors,...
  • Trump Has Early Lead in OregonBut Will It Last?

    08/24/2015 3:58:53 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 44 replies
    golocalpdx.com ^ | Brendan Murray
    Currier said that Trumps stand on immigration has struck a chord with many in Oregon. Trump has spoken often on the subject, and has campaigned on a platform of stricter regulations. He has also said he wants to build a wall between the United States and Mexico to help fortify the border. Currier said those views resonate with many voters in Oregon. Hes obviously connecting with people on the topic of immigration, or I dont think his support would be as strong, he said. He noted that immigration has been a hot topic in Oregon recently, and said that the...
  • Blame for Oregon Forest Fires Falls on Feds, Says Logging Industry

    08/23/2015 4:56:04 PM PDT · by Twotone · 31 replies
    GoLocalPDX ^ | Aug. 21, 2015 | Brendan Murray
    Oregon is in the midst of its third consecutive summer of severe forest fires, and industry professionals say logging limits on federal land are largely to blame. The fires have already made their costs felt, as the Oregon Department of Forestry has already spent an estimated $25 million to date on this years blazes. This comes on the heels of two consecutive severe seasons in 2013 and 2014, the former of which was the most destructive wildfire season in the states history.
  • Oregon soldier takes down gunman on French train

    08/22/2015 7:57:41 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 41 replies
    KGW ^ | August 21, 2015 | John Tierney & Travis Worsowicz
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- A National Guard soldier from Roseburg was among two American service members who took down a gunman who opened fire on a French train Friday. Alek Skarlatos of Roseburg was riding the train during a European vacation when a young man armed with a Kalashnikov rifle and a box cutter opened fire. Skarlatos and his traveling companion Spencer Stone, who is in the Air Force heard the gunshots from an adjacent car, according to his father Emanuel Skarlatos. Of course they knew exactly what it was, being in the military, Emanuel said.
  • Whoa! What Donald Trump Plans for TONIGHT Could Be an HISTORIC Record Breaker!

    08/21/2015 1:28:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Political Insider ^ | 08/21/2015
    The media can’t stop talking about the crowds Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is attracting. There are reports that his crowds in California and Portland, Oregon were both larger than 27,000. They breathlessly report on this, while forgetting to mention Sanders is a self-described socialist. But what Donald Trump and his campaign has planned for TONIGHT in Mobile, Alabama could blow those numbers out of the water. Initially planning for a rally of 2,000 people at a small venue, tickets were grabbed so quickly that major changes had to be made.Now, the event will be held in the Ladd-Peeles Stadium, a football...
  • Head Lice Now Resistant to Common Meds in 25 States

    08/19/2015 8:51:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    HealthDay News ^ | August 19, 2015 | Alan Mozes
    Drug-resistant head lice are very likely coming to a school near you, U.S. investigators warn. At least 25 states host lice populations that don't respond to common over-the-counter treatments, a new analysis reveals. Permethrin, part of the pyrethroid class of insecticides, has long been the go-to weapon against head lice, mosquitoes, bedbugs and other insects. But continued exposure to permethrin has caused a huge swath of the dreaded insects to develop genetic mutations that render such drugs useless. "It's a very classic resistance story. ... Head lice, which can't jump or fly, transmit by direct physical contact. They quickly infest...
  • Moreland Farmers Pantry is closing a year after gay marriage controversy

    08/18/2015 4:24:09 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 37 replies
    OregonLive ^ | August 18, 2015 | Anna Marum
    Just a little more than a year after it opened, the Moreland Farmers Pantry is closing. Residents of Portland's Westmoreland neighborhood were originally excited for the arrival of a 5,000-square-foot store stocked -- as it advertised -- with non-genetically modified products. But excitement turned to anger for some after comments on the owner's personal Facebook page were made public. In a 2013 post by owner Chauncy Childs, operating under a pseudonym, she said that although she doesn't judge gay people or their desire to be married, and it isn't her place to form opinions about their lifestyle, she thought gay...
  • Gay activist Terry Bean's ex-boyfriend says teen sex accuser has ties to Bean; reasons to lie

    08/16/2015 5:01:15 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 11 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 8/15/2015 | Steve Mayes
    New claims against prominent gay activist Terry Bean have surfaced in a sex abuse case against his ex-boyfriend.
  • Christian preachers on Oregon sidewalk attacked by man with 'police protection'

    08/15/2015 7:22:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 8/16/15 | Jonah Hicap
    Christians preaching the Gospel outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday were doused with scouring powder by a man who apparently had police protection since a police officer on duty just stood by and did not stop, much less arrest him.The Portland Police Department later said it would not press charges against the assailant as the incident was deemed "a private criminal complaint."The preachers were taking part in activities at the Biblical Church Evangelism Conference hosted by Beaverton Grace Bible Church, according to Christian News Network.About 20 Christian preachers were on the public sidewalk preaching and holding...
  • Youths file federal climate change lawsuit in Eugene

    08/13/2015 6:53:22 AM PDT · by Twotone · 29 replies
    Eugene Register-Guard ^ | Aug. 13, 2015 | Jack Moran
    Alleging that they are victims of a federal government that has long ignored science in favor of promoting the development and use of fossil fuels, 21 youths on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in Eugene that asks a judge to force the government to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to climate change.
  • Oregon Health & Science University Relies on Babies Aborted at Planned Parenthood for Research

    08/12/2015 7:56:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | Aug 12, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    Oregon Health & Science University is the third university in two months to have been found to be conducting research with tissue from aborted babies who were aborted at Planned Parenthood. In the wake of the Planned Parenthood scandal involving it selling aborted babies and body parts from aborted babies, Colorado State University was found to have purchased body parts from aborted babies and the University of Wisconsin was caught buying body parts from aborted babies for research there that were killed at Planned Parenthood. Now, Oregon Health & Science University is caught up in the controversy. As a new...
  • Oregon Sheriff: Background Check Law Unenforceable Without Gun Registry

    08/12/2015 10:05:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/11/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Oregons SB 941the legislation requiring background checks for all gun saleswent into effect on August 9, but Lane County Sheriff Byron Trapp pointed out that the law is unenforceable without an accompanying statewide gun registry.
  • Bernie Sanders speaks to packed crowd at Portland's Moda Center (28,000 attend)

    08/10/2015 9:46:09 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 47 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 07/10/2015 | Jeff Mapes
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' insurgent campaign for president received a big boost Sunday when as many as 28,000 showed up for a high-decibel rally at the Moda Center. The crowd packed the basketball arena with a capacity of up to 19,000 -- as thousands more couldn't get inside and listened in on loudspeakers. A Moda Center official, Michael Lewellen, estimated the crowd at the free event totaled 28,000.
  • Here we go again: Sanders says some criticism of Hillary 'sexist'

    08/10/2015 9:02:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/10/2015 | Rick Moran
    "I think for a variety of reasons, Hillary Clinton has been under all kinds of attack for many, many years," Sanders said during an interview with CBS's "Face the Nation." "In fact, I can't think of many personalities who have been attacked for more reasons than Hillary Clinton. And, by the way, let me be frank and I'm running against her: Some of it is sexist."
  • Will EPAs Clean Power Plan doom Colorados coal industries?

    08/08/2015 1:57:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Watchdog ^ | July 30, 2015 | Marjorie Haun
    Gov. John Hickenlooper has pledged that Colorado will comply with the EPAs Clean Power Plan, but this effort to cut so-called CO2 pollution could come at a dear price to the states coal industry. ... Colorado is among the top states in coal production and consumption. In the year 2013, 64 percent of energy produced in Colorado came from coal, 20 percent from natural gas, and around 15 percent from various renewables including hydroelectric, biomass, solar and wind. The history of Colorados coal mining industry stretches over the past two centuries. Not to mention, coal jobs have a multiplier effect...
  • Oregon Offers Minors Taxpayer-Funded Sex Change Sans Parental Consent

    08/07/2015 3:55:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    In a matter of months dozens of kidssome younger than 9received taxpayer-funded, sex-change therapy in a state that earlier this year made it legal for minors to undergo radical treatment for gender dysphoria without parental consent.Judicial Watch has obtained documents from the Oregon Health Authority that show 56 minors have received assessments or therapy related to gender dysphoria under the states taxpayer-funded health plan since January. Seven of the children were aged 0-9, according to the records obtained by JW, 22 were between the ages of 10 to 14 and 27 were 15-17 years old. The publicly-subsidized Oregon Health Plan...
  • BETC abuses, excuses merit a full-scale accounting of what went wrong: Editorial

    08/06/2015 8:59:51 AM PDT · by Twotone
    The Oregonian ^ | August 5, 2015 | Editorial Board
    The Oregon Secretary of State's office was quick to assert to The Oregonian/OregonLive's Ted Sickinger that its inquiry into the state energy department's chronically troubled tax-credit program is "not an audit." Which raises the obvious question: Why not?
  • Watch: Benbrook Police Stop Suspected Serial Killer for Speeding

    08/01/2015 12:35:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Jul 31, 2015 | Ben Russell
    Police body camera video released Friday night shows that a suspected serial killer, stopped for speeding in Benbrook in early July, was already planning a trip to West Virginia days before his eventual death there at the hands of his intended victim. Neal Falls, 45, of Oregon was stopped for driving 64 mph in a 45 mph zone along the 5200 block of Benbrook Boulevard north of Interstate 20, just after 8 a.m. on July 7, according to records released by the Benbrook Police Department. When the Benbrook officer asked Falls if he still had the same address in...
  • Protesters Stage Outside Planned Parenthood (Oregon)

    07/29/2015 8:50:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    kxl.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Jeremy Scott
    BEAVERTON, Ore. Several hundred anti-abortion activists lined the street corners near a Planned Parenthood clinic on Tuesday morning after undercover video was leaked of the organization selling parts of tiny unborn babies. The newest video released today showed them actually picking through a tiny arm and leg and negotiating prices, said college student Melodie Durett. Shes calling for an official investigation. The group signed a petition asking for the organization who they say lacks compassion to be de-funded by the government. Women today are told that your choice is abortion. That is not a choice, said a protester. The...
  • Portland ice cream shop bombarded with threats over Planned Parenthood fundraiser

    07/29/2015 7:28:55 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 28 replies
    kptv.com ^ | 7/28/2015 | Kaitlyn Bolduc
    A North Portland ice cream shop claims they are being bombarded with threats and insults to their business after holding a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood. Im probably getting 12 to 15 every half hour to an hour, the phone is ringing quite often, said Whats the Scoop owner Jodie Ostrovsky. Ostrovsky said the shop does fundraisers year round, and the staff loves it, because its how they give back to the community. When the shop works with Planned Parenthood, though, the threats start pouring in via phone, email and Facebook. Ostrovsky said the Planned Parenthood fundraiser kicked off in July....
  • FBI Investigating Suspicious Letters to Many Oregon Sheriffs

    07/28/2015 12:24:59 PM PDT · by Twotone · 3 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 27, 2015 | M. Alex Johnson
    Haz-mat teams and federal investigators responded across Oregon on Monday after numerous sheriffs received suspicious mail, some of it delivering an unknown substance, authorities told NBC News.
  • Suspicious mail sent to Ore. government; sheriff hospitalized (autoplay vid)

    07/27/2015 10:09:56 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 3 replies
    KGW ^ | July 27 | Sara Roth & Max Barr
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Government offices around the state on Monday received suspicious mail, some of which contained an unknown substance, according to Oregon State Police. Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer was rushed to the emergency room at Blue Mountain Hospital on Monday evening. The East Oregonian reported that Palmer opened an envelope addressed to him at the sheriff's office in Canyon City. The envelope contained a white substance and Palmer quickly developed a rash on his arms.
  • Rebels without racism? South Albany High School examines its Confederate mascot

    07/27/2015 6:53:52 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 16 replies
    The Oregonian/OregonLive ^ | July 27, 2015 | By Casey Parks
    ALBANY -- They removed the Confederate battle flag from South Albany High School 20 years ago. A Confederate soldier does not dance during football games. This year, one of the school's 10 black students led the cheers. But every year, South Albany students and alumni ask themselves: Can we still call ourselves the Rebels? The world has changed in the 40 years since the Linn County school broke away from Albany Union High. Earlier this month, South Carolina lawmakers even removed the Confederate battle flag from their state capitol grounds. As South Albany has tried to craft a more generic...
  • Fossil Feces Push Back Earliest Date of Humans in Americas

    04/04/2008 7:47:46 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 22 replies · 76+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | April 04, 2008
    New evidence shows humans lived in North America more than 14,000 years ago, 1,000 years earlier than had previously been known. Discovered in a cave in Oregon, fossil feces yielded DNA indicating these early residents were related to people living in Siberia and East Asia, according to a report in Thursday's online edition of the journal Science. "This is the first time we have been able to get dates that are undeniably human, and they are 1,000 years before Clovis," said Dennis L. Jenkins, a University of Oregon archaeologist, referring to the Clovis culture, well known for its unique spear-points...
  • Jeff Merkley introduces sweeping LGBT rights bill that makes big changes to Civil Rights Act

    07/25/2015 3:06:07 PM PDT · by Twotone · 17 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | July 24, 2015 | Jeff Mapes
    Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley, who led the fight in the last Senate for a ban on job discrimination against gays, has said for months that he's shifting to a more expansive approach. On Thursday, Merkley and his allies introduced their new bill, and it is indeed far more sweeping than anything the Oregon Democrat has proposed on gay rights in the past.
  • US authorities allege Oregon imam assisted radicals

    07/20/2015 11:31:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 20, 2015 10:03 PM EDT | Jonathan J. Cooper
    U.S. authorities are seeking to revoke the citizenship of an Oregon imam who they say tried to conceal past associations with radical Islamic groups. Mohamed Sheikh Abdirahman Kariye raised money, recruited fighters and provided training for insurgent groups battling Soviet forces in Afghanistan in the 1980s, the U.S. Department of Justice says in a complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Portland. Kariye was one of more than a dozen people who filed a lawsuit challenging the no-fly list, winning last year a court order saying the government must provide information about why people are on the list. The...
  • Christian Bakery Closed for Refusing Gay Wedding Cake Breaks Record on Crowdfunding Site With $352K

    07/19/2015 6:46:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 7/18/2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Aaron and Melissa Klein, Christians and former owners of a bakery in Oregon who were ordered by a judge to pay a fine of $135,000 for declining to bake a cake for a lesbian marriage ceremony, have set a record on a crowdfunding site by raising $352,500 in two months, after their campaign was shut down by another site. The campaign by "Sweet Cakes by Melissa" has raised more than any previous campaign by individuals in the three-year history of the crowdfunding site Continue to Give, site founder Jesse Wellhoefer told The Washington Times. The bakery has received $352,500 through...
  • Fact Check: Theres a False Claim Circulating on Social Media About the Christian Bakers...

    07/18/2015 10:40:31 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/13/15 | Billy Hallowell
    ...Who Declined to Make a Gay Wedding Cake and Were Fined $135,000 A Raw Story report published on Friday led with the headline, Oregon bakers werent fined over cake they were punished for sharing lesbian couples home address. But is that claim true true? The short answer: Absolutely not. As has been widely reported, Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweetcakes by Melissa, an Oregon bakery, were fined $135,000 in compensatory damages for emotional, mental and physical suffering, after they declined to make a wedding cake for Rachel Cryer-Bowman and Laurel Bowman-Cryer. Nowhere in the official order does it...
  • Stop Everything: Theres a New Seaweed That Tastes Like Bacon and Is Better for You Than Kale

    07/16/2015 12:05:35 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 88 replies
    Time ^ | 07-16-2015 | Helen Regan
    Dulse seaweed: a new variety, when cooked, reportedly tastes like bacon ============================================================================================= The world's most perfect food may have just arrived! Researchers from Oregon State Universitys Hatfield Marine Science Center say theyve created and patented a new type of seaweed that has the potential to be sold commercially as the next big superfood. The reason? It tastes just like bacon, they claim. The bizarre but tasty creation is actually a new strain of red marine algae called dulse that is packed full of minerals and protein and looks like red lettuce. Dulse normally grows in the wild along the Pacific...
  • Kitzhaber told staff state policies should match Cylvia Hayes' paid agenda (Oregon corruption!)

    07/16/2015 8:20:39 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 7 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 07/16/2015 | Michael Lloyd
    (Oregon governor) John Kitzhaber told his staff that new state energy policies should match those that special interests were paying his fiance to promote, newly released records show. The directive could be significant as federal investigators dig into whether Kitzhaber and Hayes engaged in illegal influence peddling promising or trading government action for money. . . . . The release underscores how the Kitzhaber administration operated through back channels that couldn't be traced through government records. Kitzhaber himself relied on a personal email account to conduct government business emails his attorneys are now fighting to keep from the...
  • Paying by the Mile

    07/15/2015 3:44:23 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 43 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | July 1, 2015 | ANTHONY MACUK |
    Excerpt: ... The agency [ODOT] wants to move away from fuel taxes and instead charge drivers based on the distance they drive. ODOT officials have been conducting a decade long search for ways to do itand its turned into an unfocused, meandering and expensive effort. The latest plan: Starting July 1, the state is seeking as many as 5,000 volunteers to pay the state a mileage-based rate rather than taxes at the gas pump. The pilot program, called OreGo, relies on drivers signing up with one of three companies that will supply plug-in devices to count the miles. But the...
  • Sweet Cakes by Melissa crowdfunder breaks record with $352K

    07/14/2015 10:46:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 59 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 14, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    A crowdfunding campaign for the Oregon bakery Sweet Cakes by Melissa has set a site record by raising $352,500 in about two months after being kicked off the GoFundMe website, far exceeding the initial goal of $150,000. Jesse Wellhoefer, founder of Continue to Give, said the Sweet Cakes effort has raised more than any previous campaign on behalf of individuals in the three-year-old crowdfunding websites history. Continue to Give also handles ongoing fundraising for nonprofit organizations as well as mobile and kiosk tithing for churches. GoFundMe, the nations largest crowdfunder, removed a campaign for Sweet Cakes by Melissa in April...
  • Hundreds of sex toys dangling from power lines in Portland, Oregon

    07/14/2015 6:47:19 AM PDT · by Twotone · 49 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 13, 2015 | Courtney Sherwood
    PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Hundreds of phallic sex toys have been seen hanging in recent days from power lines across Portland, Oregon, provoking laughter, blushing and lots of photos.
  • Leftist talking points vs. facts in Oregons persecution of Christian bakers

    07/13/2015 6:34:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/13/2015 | Dustin Siggins
    For years, the LGBT movement has claimed its goal is tolerance — for society and the government to consider same-sex sexual relationships equal to those between men and women, even though research, science, and nature show this equality does not exist.In the 16 days since the U.S. Supreme Court decided to undefine marriage, that factually-challenged talking point has been all but forgotten in the rush to further change marriage, strip churches of their non-profit statuses, and punish those who refuse to bow to the new order.Of course, liberals must still pretend their goal is so-called “equality,” not the state-sanctioned...
  • OR Res 'Stunned' to Find Out State Allows 15-Y/O to Get Sex-Change Op Without Parental Notification

    07/12/2015 3:20:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | July 10, 2015 | STOYAN ZAIMOV
    A report has claimed that residents in Oregon are only now finding out that the state allows teenagers as young as 15-years-old to get state-subsidized sex-change operations without parental notification."It is trespassing on the hearts, the minds, the bodies of our children," Lori Porter of Parents' Rights in Education told Fox Newson Thursday. "They're our children. And for a decision, a life-altering decision like that to be done unbeknownst to a parent or guardian, it's mindboggling."The report says that the policy, the first of its kind in the nation, was enacted in January, and that residents are "stunned" that the...
  • If Burwell Was Decided Correctly - What Explains Oregon?

    07/11/2015 7:36:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 10, 2015 | Dan Horowitz
    Chief Justice John Roberts majority decision in King v. Burwell, makes long and convoluted arguments to excuse "inartful drafting" by Congress to allow subsides to flow to Obamacare recipients not part of a state exchange. Roberts chose to take on the role of a legislator to fix and rewrite a statute despite its clear meaning. If the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) believed it could handout tax breaks for both state and federal exchanges, why handout over $5 billion to states to set up their own exchanges under the law rather than one federal exchange to begin with? Oregon was one...
  • Dear Oregon, Thank You For Protecting Us From The Scary Christians

    07/10/2015 5:46:05 PM PDT · by skyman · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 10, 2015 | Matt Walsh
    Dear Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian, Captain of the Oregon Thought Police Division, Head Appropriate Beliefs Enforcer, Lord Chancellor of Acceptable Opinions, Minister of Tolerance, greetings and salutations. Ive been closely following the case of Aaron and Melissa Klein, the depraved fugitive cowards who committed the capital offense of WPH (Withholding Pastries from Homosexuals), and have been attempting to evade justice ever since. As you know, it all started when a lesbian couple came to their bakery, Sweet Cakes by Melissa, back in 2013 looking for a wedding cake. Theyd been served by Sweet Cakes many times before, but only...
  • Want to Meet Americas Worst Racists? Come to the Northwest

    07/10/2015 5:12:07 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 30 replies
    politico.com ^ | July 7, 2015 | CASEY MICHEL
    Muuch of the national debate over racism in the aftermath of last months mass murder in Charleston, S.C., has focused on the South and its strange and sometimes jarring nostalgia for the Confederacy. And yet tucked away in the Pacific Northwest of the United States is a vicious group that most people have never heard of but the nations most virulent online racists know well (among them, accused South Carolina murderer Dylann Roof, who wrote about the group in his now-infamous manifesto). The group is called the Northwest Front and its final solution to the race "problem," if you will,...
  • Oregon allowing 15 year olds to get state-subsidized sex change operations

    07/10/2015 8:18:23 AM PDT · by thirst4truth · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 9 2015 | Dan Springer
    State-subsidized sex-change operations By Dan Springer Published July 09, 2015 Sex-changes for 15-year-olds without parental consent? The list of things 15-year-olds are not legally allowed to do in Oregon is long: Drive, smoke, donate blood, get a tattoo -- even go to a tanning bed. But, under a first-in-the-nation policy quietly enacted in January that many parents are only now finding out about, 15-year-olds are now allowed to get a sex-change operation. Many residents are stunned to learn they can do it without parental notification -- and the state will even pay for it through its Medicaid program, the Oregon...
  • Great news, Oregon. 15 year olds can now get govt funded sex change surgery without parental...

    07/09/2015 6:33:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7/9/15 | Jazz Shaw
    Some days I really feel like Id do better if I could switch jobs for a while and just go mow lawns or something. (I know many of you have been suggesting the same thing for me for some time now.) If I made a move like that, maybe I wouldnt find myself having to read stories like this. (Fox News) The list of things 15-year-olds are not legally allowed to do in Oregon is long: Drive, smoke, donate blood, get a tattoo even go to a tanning bed.But, under a first-in-the-nation policy quietly enacted in January that many...
  • Oregon allowing 15-year-olds to get state-subsidized sex-change operations

    07/09/2015 10:11:01 AM PDT · by dware · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07.09.2015 | Dan Springer
    The list of things 15-year-olds are not legally allowed to do in Oregon is long: Drive, smoke, donate blood, get a tattoo -- even go to a tanning bed. But, under a first-in-the-nation policy quietly enacted in January that many parents are only now finding out about, 15-year-olds are now allowed to get a sex-change operation. Many residents are stunned to learn they can do it without parental notification -- and the state will even pay for it through its Medicaid program, the Oregon Health Plan.
  • With Threats, Bakers Who Refused to Make Lesbian Wedding Cake Warned to Do This (Pay Up) by Monday

    07/09/2015 7:46:17 AM PDT · by xzins · 234 replies
    CBN ^ | 7/9/2015 | TODD STARNES
    Two Christian bakers who refused to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding have been ordered to pay $135,000 in damages by July 13 or else the state of Oregon could place a lien on their home. Aaron and Melissa Klein, the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, were punished by the state's Bureau of Labor and Industry (BOLI) for unlawfully discriminating against a same-sex couple. The Kleins, who are devout evangelical Christians, argued that baking the cake would be a violation of their religious beliefs. The BOLI ruling ordered the mom-and-pop bakers to pay $135,000 to the lesbian couple....
  • How the whitest city in America appears through the eyes of its black residents

    07/08/2015 3:35:00 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 68 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 24, 2015 | Emily Badger
    <p>In the above picture of Portland, Ore., from Dustin Cable's breathtaking Racial Dot Map, each blue dot represents a white resident counted during the 2010 census. The city itself is about 76 percent white, making it the whitest big city in the U.S. And diversity has been dwindling in the neighborhoods close to the center of town, as minorities have increasingly moved out to the city's edges.</p>
  • Oregon Declares War on the Christian Faith

    07/08/2015 8:40:34 AM PDT · by xzins · 22 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 7/7/2015 | MICHAEL BROWN
    In one of the most egregious anti-Christian acts committed by a state official in recent memory, Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian not only upheld the ridiculous $135,000 fine levied against Aaron and Melissa Klein for declining to bake a cake for a lesbian commitment ceremony, but he ordered the Kleins to "cease and desist" from making any public comments about their religious convictions relative to this case. This is an outrage and a travesty, and it must be rebuked and resisted. Who does Mr. Avakian think he is? The fine itself is unconscionable, as the amount of $135,000 was determined...
  • Sweet Cakes by Melissa raises more than $200,000 to cover fine by Oregon Gaystapo

    07/08/2015 8:55:34 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 46 replies
    CainTV.com ^ | July 8, 2015 | Dan Calabrese
    Score one for the good guys, even if it's only a partial victory. The State of Oregon has failed in its attempt to bankrupt Aaron and Melissa Klein for the crime of declining to bake a cake - as the preposterous $135,000 fine it levied was no match for the willingness of good people to help out the Kleins and their now exclusively online business, Sweet Cakes by Melissa. Through a campaign via Continue to Give, people who still respect both faith and freedom have responded to the following appeal by contributing more than $200,000:
  • Do Christians Even Have a Chance Against Oregons Bureaucracy?

    07/08/2015 4:46:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/08/2015 | David French
    On July 2, Brad Avakian, commissioner of Oregons Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI), ordered Aaron and Melissa Klein to pay $135,000 in damages for emotional, mental and physical suffering to a lesbian couple after the Kleins owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa declined to bake a cake celebrating their same-sex wedding. Avakian also ordered the Kleins to cease and desist from publishing, circulating, issuing or displaying, or causing to be published . . . any communication to the effect that any of the accommodations . . . will be refused, withheld from or denied to, or...
  • Minimum wage advocates struggle to walk the talk: Editorial (Oregonian stumbles into truth!)

    07/06/2015 5:05:21 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 8 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 07/06/2015 | Oregonian
    . . . . Consider what happened in Los Angeles. Last month, the city council approved a five-year plan to boost the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Late in the campaign for that increase, labor unions, which had led the push for a higher wage, made a surprising request: They wanted collectively bargained contracts to be exempt from the new standard. The mayor said no, but some other cities have such exemptions and the issue is unlikely to go away in Los Angeles. The unions' request reflects realities of both economics and politics. Politically, the $15 wage push is,...