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MaxRedline: Remember The Cows

December 31, 2011 by

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Forget “Remember the Alamo!”, the folks who’ve been trying to sell you on “sea kittens” now want you to Remember the Cows. Yes, just in time for the New Year celebrations, those wacky, fun-loving types from PeTA have cropped up again: they want Illinois to install highway signs in memory of cattle killed when trucks hauling […]

At Last, An Explanation

December 31, 2011 by

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According to an impeccable source who studied environmental law at Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregonand holds five degrees, a guy named Barack Obama, who was then using the name “Barry Soetoro,” visited Mars during the years 1981-1983. No, really…. See, here’s the deal: the CIA tapped ten teenagers and trained them to be chrononauts, and ol’ […]

Oregon and Washington minimum wage increases in New Year may hurt more than they help

December 31, 2011 by

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Eight states will begin the New Year with a higher minimum wage under state laws that mandate minimum wages increase with inflation. Washington State will become the first state in the nation to set its minimum wage above $9 an hour. Oregon’s minimum wage will follow closely behind with an increase to $8.80 an hour. The […]

Time For A Third Party

December 30, 2011 by

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No, I don’t mean another flavor of the Independent Party. There comes a time when it becomes necessary to face facts, however unpleasant they may be; a time in which men and women of principle find themselves with little choice but to step forward, take the bull by the horns, and confirm by public  announcement […]

Another One Rides The Bus

December 30, 2011 by

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Cash-strapped Tri-Met has been cannibalizing bus services to pay for their trains; that’s been mentioned many times here. As it turns out,they’re cutting all kinds of things except, it appears, building more train lines and staffing their P.R. department. Even as public health experts fret about the rise of drug-resistant superbugs, money-strapped TriMet made deep cuts […]

Charity Begins At (their) Home

December 30, 2011 by

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    American “charities” The Nature Conservancy and the African Wildlife Foundation have once again demonstrated their compassion, their generosity, and their insatiable desire to Save The Planet™ – no matter what it takes. A Kenyan tribe living near the area famous for its links to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s engagement has been engulfed by violence after wildlife charities arranged […]

Urban legends: Shaky statistics behind Portland’s claim of having the most strip clubs of any city

December 30, 2011 by

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If you have ever visited Portland, it’s fairly certain that someone will proclaim that the city has more strip clubs per capita than any other city. Indeed, Portland’s reputation is international.  Earlier this year, the UK’s Guardian newspaper dropped the factoid in its review of Voodoo Donut. More recently (in an article that doesn’t seem […]