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Re: Oh, Oregon!
« Reply #45 on: June 24, 2013, 05:57:37 pm »
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« Reply #46 on: June 24, 2013, 05:59:59 pm »
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Re: Oh, Oregon!
« Reply #47 on: June 24, 2013, 06:00:48 pm »
Those raptors and their "logic".  Don't they know logic has rules, and so chafes against the very ideals of FREEDOM?

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« Reply #48 on: June 24, 2013, 06:02:08 pm »
Those raptors and their "logic".  Don't they know logic has rules, and so chafes against the very ideals of FREEDOM?

Goddamn dinos need to start THINKIN' WITH THEIR GUT.

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« Reply #49 on: June 24, 2013, 08:46:40 pm »
So, a friend of mine's mother owns a rental property in Portland.  The tenant was chronically behind on rent, it seems, and friend's mother went to look in on things.  Busted windows, raw garbage in the house, etc.  She has the woman living there evicted.

Two days later, woman is seen with some bald guy (not me, assholes, there's lots of bald dudes) entering the house, then leaving again.  An hour later, house burns down rapidly.

Okay, weird but not unheard of, works for friend's mom, as the insurance will cover the house, and she'll still be able to sell the property it's on, or just let it go to taxes.

Here's where the fun starts.  In the good old days, tenant lady and bald dude would have been hit with an arson charge, which is in itself extremely serious jail time.  HOWEVER, as it was determined that some sort of timing device was used, it's being called a bomb.  Since it's a bomb, it's domestic terrorism.  IF tenant lady or bald dude - when caught, if they aren't already - finger even ONE MORE PERSON, it becomes a terrorist conspiracy.  Note that there are no grades of terrorist conspiracy.

SO, angry evictee is now legally identical to Osama Bin Ladin.

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« Reply #50 on: June 24, 2013, 08:47:39 pm »
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Re: Oh, Oregon!
« Reply #51 on: June 29, 2013, 08:41:19 pm »
Shit's getting real in Oregon.

Your daily bees:

Bumblebee memorial scheduled for Sunday at Wilsonville Target
http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2013/06/bumblebee_memorial_scheduled_f.html
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Fifty thousand bumblebees will be honored in a memorial this weekend at the Wilsonville Target where a majority of the insects died. State officials directly linked the die-off to trees that had been sprayed with the insecticide Safari.

Rozzell Medina, of Portland, said on the Facebook page that the event will "memorialize these fallen lifeforms and talk about the plight of the bees and their importance to life on Earth."

Bumblebees are native to North America and play an important role in pollinating various crops, including berries and clover.

"I thought it would be a good opportunity for people to see that this is not just a news item," Medina said."With a lot of these ecological catastrophes, they become so abstract that people become scared to feel them."

Medina said he will bring food to the memorial that relies on bees for pollination. The event is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday.

Oregon temporarily restricts pesticide use following bee deaths
http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-oregon-pesticides-restricted-20130626,0,3014501.story
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State officials in Oregon are temporarily restricting the use of more than a dozen pesticide products following the deaths of an estimated 50,000 bumblebees in the Portland area this month.

The measure, effective immediately, will last for 180 days while the Oregon State Agricultural Department investigates incidents of a mass bee die-off in the Portland suburb of Wilsonville, and a much smaller die-off in neighboring Hillsboro.

Eighteen pesticide products containing the active ingredient dinotefuran and used for ornamental, turf and agricultural applications have been banned for now.


Your daily GMO:

Genetically engineered sugar beets destroyed in southern Oregon
http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2013/06/genetically_engineered_sugar_b.html
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Federal investigators are asking the public to help solve middle-of-the-night crimes that left ruined fields of genetically engineered sugar beets in rural Jackson County.

The crop destruction took place over the course of two separate nights in early June, when an unknown individual or group destroyed about 6,500 sugar beet plants genetically engineered to stand up to the herbicide Roundup on a pair of privately-owned plots of land leased and managed by Syngenta.

The first act of what the FBI considers "economic sabotage and a violation of federal law involving damage to commercial agricultural enterprises," took place during the night of June 8, when about 1,000 sugar beet plants on one property were destroyed. Three nights later, the destruction continued on another property, where another 5,500 plants were ruined.


Genetically modified wheat: With investigation unresolved and harvest about to start, Oregon farmers seek answers
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With the wheat harvest set to begin within a week, farmers are pressing for a resolution of the federal investigation of genetically-modified wheat plants found growing in eastern Oregon.

Japan and South Korea, the two largest buyers of soft white wheat grown in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, have suspended wheat purchases. Both countries reject genetically-modified food, and do not want to buy transgenic wheat.

That leaves Oregon growers wondering if they'll have problems selling this summer's crop, valued annually at $300 million to $500 million. Questions about storing and shipping wheat remain unanswered, and growers don't know if they'll have to pay for tests to prove their wheat is not genetically modified.


Daily lost hiker:

Search resumes in earnest for missing Salem dentist missing on Mount Hood
http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2013/06/search_resumes_in_earnest_for.html

Animals:

Millions of krill wash up on NW beaches
http://www.kgw.com/news/Millions-of-krill-wash-up-on-Ore--213551281.html
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GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- Millions of krill -- a tiny shrimp-like animal that is a cornerstone of the ocean food web -- have been washing up on beaches in Southern Oregon and Northern California the past few weeks.

Scientists are not sure why.


Politics, AKA why-I'm-glad-I-live-in-Oregon:

Oregon lawmakers may approve study of single-payer health care: Oregon Legislature today
http://www.oregonlive.com/mapes/index.ssf/2013/06/oregon_lawmakers_may_approve_s.html
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As the Oregon Legislature moves to adjournment, we're starting to see some bills that have particular interest to the Democratic majority get some traction.

An excellent example of that will be seen Friday on the House floor, when a bill requiring a study of different health-care finance options will be up for passage.

House Bill 3260 is more than a dry study of medical billing codes, however.

It's of intense interest to supporters of single-payer health care, who would like to see the U.S. -- or at least Oregon -- adopt the kind of health-care system found in Canada, throughout Europe and in several other counties.

Single-payer systems can vary widely but generally mimic the way Medicare operates for seniors in the U.S.  The government pays for all health-care costs and provides universal coverage. Supporters say it reduces costs while providing quality care to everyone; critics say it would force consumers into a rigidly bureaucratic system and reduce innovation.

HB 3260 would require the Oregon Health Authority to obtain outside financing for a study looking at a variety of ways to provide universal health coverage in Oregon, including single-payer.

"Single payer never really got a hearing during the debate over" the federal health care law, said Rep. Michael Dembrow, D-Portland, one of the bill's sponsors, "so that's something that needs to be looked at."

Dembrow is a long-time supporter of single-payer health care.  He said he and his wife were living in France when their daughter was born.  "It was a great program and an improvement over what we had in this country when we were impoverished graduate students," he said.

Dembrow noted that the new federal law allows states to implement their own health-care plans starting in 2017, if they can ensure that benefits will be at least as good as under the federal plan.  (As an aside, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., played a big role in getting that provision into law.)

Im guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk, Charles Wick said. It was very complicated.


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« Reply #52 on: June 29, 2013, 08:53:58 pm »
Oooohh and this is cool!

Tule Lake internment camp restoration (photos)
http://photos.oregonlive.com/photo-essay/2013/06/tule_lake_internment_camp_rest.html#incart_river
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Tule Lake, considered by some the most notorious of the ten WWII internment camps due to the segregation center that housed ethnic Japanese/Japanese Americans who were considered troublemakers, is now part of the National Park Service. The NPS just received a big grant to restore what is left and basically figure out how to tell the story of Tule Lake. As part of this they are visiting 15 cities and holding public forums to receive input.

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Re: Oh, Oregon!
« Reply #53 on: July 11, 2013, 03:20:02 am »
http://www.koin.com/2013/07/09/turkey-truck-overturns-in-salem/

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) A tractor-trailer truck with crates of chickens strapped to its bed rolled in downtown Salem Tuesday morning, spilling birds onto the street.

Police Lt. Dave Okada says officers made a rough estimate that a thousand chickens were aboard, and some number had died. He says the police have asked the local Humane Society for help in dealing with the chickens and clearing the street.

Photos on the Salem Statesman Journal website showed dozens of chickens, many alive and loose, at the crash scene near a car dealership.

Commercial Street NE was shut down in both directions between Division and Market streets for several hours in order to right the truck. The street was fully reopened by 2 p.m.

Okada said officers hadnt yet determined what caused the crash.
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« Reply #54 on: July 11, 2013, 03:30:34 am »
The people who are pushing the pro bee legislature aren't ethical vegans are they? If so, OH BOY!

Any anti-monsanto legislature is always amazing.
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« Reply #55 on: July 11, 2013, 04:34:38 am »
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« Reply #56 on: July 11, 2013, 05:20:00 am »
The people who are pushing the pro bee legislature aren't ethical vegans are they? If so, OH BOY!

Any anti-monsanto legislature is always amazing.

The bee thing is kind of a big deal, because this is a heavily agricultural state that relies on bees for pollination, and McMinnville is in a farming region. Nobody is pushing for legislation, officals were like OH FUCK WHOA this chemical killed a bunch of bees, we need to put a moratorium on it until we figure out if it can be used safely.

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« Reply #57 on: July 11, 2013, 05:24:01 am »
Im guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk, Charles Wick said. It was very complicated.


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« Reply #58 on: July 11, 2013, 05:33:47 am »
The people who are pushing the pro bee legislature aren't ethical vegans are they? If so, OH BOY!

Any anti-monsanto legislature is always amazing.

The bee thing is kind of a big deal, because this is a heavily agricultural state that relies on bees for pollination, and McMinnville is in a farming region. Nobody is pushing for legislation, officals were like OH FUCK WHOA this chemical killed a bunch of bees, we need to put a moratorium on it until we figure out if it can be used safely.



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« Reply #59 on: July 11, 2013, 05:35:01 am »
LOL, Portland characters! Dude, this is fairly comprehensive in its own small way. All of these people are, erm, known and noted in Portland. The naked dude? http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2012/07/portlands_airport_stripper_joh.html 
Im guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk, Charles Wick said. It was very complicated.