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Re: Oh, Oregon!
« Reply #60 on: July 11, 2013, 05:35:26 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.



That's amazing!

 :? Why?
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Re: Oh, Oregon!
« Reply #61 on: July 11, 2013, 05:35:46 am »
I'm from here, it seems normal to me...
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« Reply #62 on: July 11, 2013, 05:37:37 am »
They were realistic about their food production.

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Re: Oh, Oregon!
« Reply #63 on: July 11, 2013, 05:57:23 am »
They were realistic about their food production.

Ah, OK! Yes! Very realistic.

We have had some agricultural catastrophes before, they're devastating. The bee blight in the 80's absolutely gutted apple production in the Pacific NW, and then in the 90's an unseasonably early season destroyed large-scale strawberry farming. It still hasn't recovered; the processing plants went bankrupt that year, they're gone, it will never recover. Most of the old berry farms have shifted to landscaping plants, if they're still alive at all.
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Re: Oh, Oregon!
« Reply #64 on: July 20, 2013, 05:31:15 pm »
This is going to get interesting. Not because the mayor is being unreasonable, but because the campers outside of City Hall are emblematic of a largely unaddressed homelessness problem in Portland.

Also of note: This is the first interesting thing this mayor has done, which is really out of character for a Portland mayor.

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2013/07/mayor_to_campers_outside_portl.html
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Mayor Charlie Hales, fed up with people camping on the sidewalks outside Portland's City Hall and the Portland Building on the next block, has decided to crack down.

"He said enough is enough," Hales' spokesman Dana Haynes said Saturday morning.

He said police officials told the mayor on Friday they have received 113 calls for service to those two blocks in the past 180 days.

"Drug use, fights and people being harassed," Haynes said. "I get calls daily from people who are afraid to come to City Hall to do business. This is not a free-speech issue, but a safety issue."

A pimp sentencing. I've never seen one make the news before, it must be a slow news day.
http://www.koin.com/2013/07/20/portland-pimp-sentenced-to-100-years/
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) A Circuit Court judge in Portland has sentenced a 26-year-old pimp to 100 years in prison after jurors declared him a dangerous offender.

The sentence imposed Friday by Judge Kelly Skye offers the possibility that Sirgiorgio Clardy might be released after 36 years.

Jurors recently convicted Clardy of compelling prostitution, second-degree assault and first-degree robbery. They were told he beat an 18-year-old woman he forced to work as a prostitute so badly that she bled from her ears.

The Oregonian reports that Clardy has been convicted of 20 felonies.

Frank Colistro, a psychologist who interviewed Clardy, said the man was 100% likely to commit violent crimes again in the next seven years, if free.

Skateboard attack:
http://www.kptv.com/story/22887270/1000-reward-offered-in-skateboard-attack-at-portland-outdoor-store
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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Detectives hope a sketch of a suspect and a $1,000 reward will lead to an arrest in the case of a Portland Outdoor Store employee who was attacked by a skateboard-wielding "street kid."

Larry Allen, 70, has worked at the store on Southwest Third Avenue for 35 years. To regular customers, he's as iconic as the store's neon Portland Outdoor Store sign.

He was spraying the sidewalks outside the store with a hose as a group of approximately eight kids sat on the sidewalks along Oak Street on Monday at 2:30 p.m.

"I said well you guys better move down, because you're going to get wet," Allen said. "Then this girl came up, right in my face, started saying I can't believe you're watering the sidewalk with all of us here."

"Before I knew it, she grabbed the nozzle, twisted the nozzle and got herself all wet," he said. "I think that was probably an excuse to start something."

Witnesses told police the group of "street kids" ambushed Allen, and one of them hit him in the head with a skateboard.

Oh man. Yes, it's a slow news day, all right. This isn't even Oregon news!

http://www.koin.com/2013/07/19/25000-pounds-of-steel-stolen-in-kelso/
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KELSO, Wash. (KOIN) About 25,000 pounds of steel was reported stolen from a property on Mount Brynion Road in Kelso and neighbors cant figure out how it happened.

Nearby resident Frank Enriquez told KOIN 6 News his wife heard their dogs barking quite a bit the other night. But she looked out and didnt see anything. Didnt think about looking on (the other) side.

The property owner has ties to the shipping industry and was known to store large anchors and other heavy pieces of metal on his land.

An investigation is underway.

Oh FFS.

http://www.koin.com/2013/07/19/mini-cow-born-on-wash-farm-looks-like-panda-bear/
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ROY, Wash. (AP) John Bartheld has been breeding miniature cows on his farm for seven years, hoping to recreate black and white markings in the pattern of a panda to make a panda cow.

He succeeded on June 28 when Peanut was born. From most angles, Peanut looks like the endangered Chinese bear with a big belt of white fur, a white face and black hair around the eyes.

HOW IS THAT EVEN NEWS, LET ALONE PORTLAND NEWS?

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Re: Oh, Oregon!
« Reply #65 on: July 21, 2013, 08:28:54 pm »
'S a moderately cute cow, though. 
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Re: Oh, Oregon!
« Reply #66 on: August 25, 2013, 11:10:10 pm »
Thank you, Oregon.

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2013/08/man_intentionally_crashes_moto.html

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Man intentionally crashes motor home into Boring tavern
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Re: Oh, Oregon!
« Reply #67 on: August 26, 2013, 01:36:23 am »
Thank you, Oregon.

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2013/08/man_intentionally_crashes_moto.html

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Man intentionally crashes motor home into Boring tavern

Aw, I was stoked when I saw the headline. I thought a guy did the right thing and mangled a bar for being lame and mediocre. But no, "Boring" is just the name of the town where it happened.
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Re: Oh, Oregon!
« Reply #68 on: August 26, 2013, 06:33:12 am »
Thank you, Oregon.

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2013/08/man_intentionally_crashes_moto.html

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Man intentionally crashes motor home into Boring tavern

Aw, I was stoked when I saw the headline. I thought a guy did the right thing and mangled a bar for being lame and mediocre. But no, "Boring" is just the name of the town where it happened.

Yes. One of my favorite freeway signs is the Boring exit.
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Re: Oh, Oregon!
« Reply #69 on: August 27, 2013, 09:31:37 pm »
Thank you, Oregon.

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2013/08/man_intentionally_crashes_moto.html

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Man intentionally crashes motor home into Boring tavern

Aw, I was stoked when I saw the headline. I thought a guy did the right thing and mangled a bar for being lame and mediocre. But no, "Boring" is just the name of the town where it happened.

Yes. One of my favorite freeway signs is the Boring exit.

Doesn't it read:

"Damascus
 Boring"

Would that that were so...
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Re: Oh, Oregon!
« Reply #70 on: September 07, 2013, 06:55:21 pm »
Apparently the Oregon Zoo was built on top of a poor farm cemetery: http://news.oregonmetro.gov/1/post.cfm/zoo-construction-uncovers-19th-century-cemetery?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OregonMetroNews+%28Metro+news%29

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Zoo construction uncovers 19th century cemetery
 
Archives indicate remains are from residents of a former poor farm

FarmConstruction crews excavating a trench for a stormwater-retention system at the Oregon Zoo have discovered remains believed to belong to residents of a poor farm located on the site more than a century ago. Workers halted construction in the area while an archaeological investigation and recovery was conducted.

Specialists with Archaeological Investigations Northwest, a consulting firm that assesses and protects historical resources, have recovered remains of nine unidentified individuals. Zoo officials plan to re-inter the remains at a nearby site on zoo grounds if possible.

"Based on the information available, we believe these were residents of a poor farm operated by the county here more than a hundred years ago," said Heidi Rahn, director of the Better Zoo Program, which oversees construction projects funded by the 2008 zoo bond. "We are treating these remains with the utmost dignity and respect, and we will return them to a resting place close to where they were found."

The Hillside Farm, a 160-acre poor farm owned and operated by Multnomah County from 1868 to 1911, was located in a portion of Washington Park currently occupied by the zoo, Hoyt Arboretum and the World Forestry Center. Historical documents indicate a cemetery was located near the zoos southern border; however, precise boundaries are not clear.

Zoo managers were aware of the propertys history, as human remains were discovered during construction of the Predators of the Serengeti exhibit in 2008. These remains were reburied nearby.

The current excavation is the first stage of construction on the new Elephant Lands habitat, scheduled to open in 2015. Construction will proceed once the remains have been recovered.

"Were following the direction of state and local authorities," Rahn said. "Our work in that area is almost complete now, and we dont anticipate changes in our construction schedule."

Well isn't that charming.
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Re: Oh, Oregon!
« Reply #72 on: September 23, 2013, 03:26:32 pm »
Apparently the Oregon Zoo was built on top of a poor farm cemetery: http://news.oregonmetro.gov/1/post.cfm/zoo-construction-uncovers-19th-century-cemetery?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OregonMetroNews+%28Metro+news%29

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Zoo construction uncovers 19th century cemetery
 
Archives indicate remains are from residents of a former poor farm

FarmConstruction crews excavating a trench for a stormwater-retention system at the Oregon Zoo have discovered remains believed to belong to residents of a poor farm located on the site more than a century ago. Workers halted construction in the area while an archaeological investigation and recovery was conducted.

Specialists with Archaeological Investigations Northwest, a consulting firm that assesses and protects historical resources, have recovered remains of nine unidentified individuals. Zoo officials plan to re-inter the remains at a nearby site on zoo grounds if possible.

"Based on the information available, we believe these were residents of a poor farm operated by the county here more than a hundred years ago," said Heidi Rahn, director of the Better Zoo Program, which oversees construction projects funded by the 2008 zoo bond. "We are treating these remains with the utmost dignity and respect, and we will return them to a resting place close to where they were found."

The Hillside Farm, a 160-acre poor farm owned and operated by Multnomah County from 1868 to 1911, was located in a portion of Washington Park currently occupied by the zoo, Hoyt Arboretum and the World Forestry Center. Historical documents indicate a cemetery was located near the zoos southern border; however, precise boundaries are not clear.

Zoo managers were aware of the propertys history, as human remains were discovered during construction of the Predators of the Serengeti exhibit in 2008. These remains were reburied nearby.

The current excavation is the first stage of construction on the new Elephant Lands habitat, scheduled to open in 2015. Construction will proceed once the remains have been recovered.

"Were following the direction of state and local authorities," Rahn said. "Our work in that area is almost complete now, and we dont anticipate changes in our construction schedule."

Well isn't that charming.

By today's standards, poor farms and workhouses were awful.

In their day, though, they were the only way that the destitute could stay alive.  They ranged in conditions from "barracks" to "squalor", with everything in between.

I've done a lot of reading on them, on account of being Nigeled by someone.
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Re: Oh, Oregon!
« Reply #73 on: September 23, 2013, 04:16:51 pm »
Apparently the Oregon Zoo was built on top of a poor farm cemetery: http://news.oregonmetro.gov/1/post.cfm/zoo-construction-uncovers-19th-century-cemetery?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OregonMetroNews+%28Metro+news%29

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Zoo construction uncovers 19th century cemetery
 
Archives indicate remains are from residents of a former poor farm

FarmConstruction crews excavating a trench for a stormwater-retention system at the Oregon Zoo have discovered remains believed to belong to residents of a poor farm located on the site more than a century ago. Workers halted construction in the area while an archaeological investigation and recovery was conducted.

Specialists with Archaeological Investigations Northwest, a consulting firm that assesses and protects historical resources, have recovered remains of nine unidentified individuals. Zoo officials plan to re-inter the remains at a nearby site on zoo grounds if possible.

"Based on the information available, we believe these were residents of a poor farm operated by the county here more than a hundred years ago," said Heidi Rahn, director of the Better Zoo Program, which oversees construction projects funded by the 2008 zoo bond. "We are treating these remains with the utmost dignity and respect, and we will return them to a resting place close to where they were found."

The Hillside Farm, a 160-acre poor farm owned and operated by Multnomah County from 1868 to 1911, was located in a portion of Washington Park currently occupied by the zoo, Hoyt Arboretum and the World Forestry Center. Historical documents indicate a cemetery was located near the zoos southern border; however, precise boundaries are not clear.

Zoo managers were aware of the propertys history, as human remains were discovered during construction of the Predators of the Serengeti exhibit in 2008. These remains were reburied nearby.

The current excavation is the first stage of construction on the new Elephant Lands habitat, scheduled to open in 2015. Construction will proceed once the remains have been recovered.

"Were following the direction of state and local authorities," Rahn said. "Our work in that area is almost complete now, and we dont anticipate changes in our construction schedule."

Well isn't that charming.

By today's standards, poor farms and workhouses were awful.

In their day, though, they were the only way that the destitute could stay alive.  They ranged in conditions from "barracks" to "squalor", with everything in between.

I've done a lot of reading on them, on account of being Nigeled by someone.

The poor farm that replaced Hillside (the one the zoo is built on) was apparently quite a bit nicer. Not great, but nicer. It is now a rather fancy McMenamins. I might have to explain McMenamins, I'm not sure if other regions have something like them or not. http://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/entry/view/multnomah_county_poor_farm_edgefield_/

I just love how the mentality after the poor farm closed was apparently, Well we'll just develop on top of this cemetery, no need to move the bodies or mark the graves; they're just poor people.
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Re: Oh, Oregon!
« Reply #74 on: September 23, 2013, 04:19:38 pm »
I love how even when my internet is almost completely borked, I can usually access PD. I have no idea why that is, but it is. :lol: I'm on internet lockdown, can't even get to my chemistry homework or my online art class, but PD? No problem!
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.