Browsing Archives of Author »Marie Bowers«

You want family farms and small business, but do you want to pay the tax?

June 19, 2012

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A couple of weeks ago I read on a website about how Oregon’s Death Tax has obviously not affected my family because I was a 5th generation farmer.  (Since then they have taken then claim down.) However this group, Tax Fairness for Oregon, knows nothing about my family. Here’s the thing, my great-grandma, the 2nd generation of […]

"Green" vs "Green"

May 3, 2012

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There was an article recently in the Oregonian, “Lawsuit against wind energy project near Steens Mountain pits green groups against green project“.   After reading the article it became clear that there is just no pleasing some people. I am skeptical of “green” energy, particularly wind farms, especially in Oregon where we have an abundance of […]

Ending Oregon's Death Tax

April 30, 2012

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Imagine this, you work your whole entire life to leave your children a better life than you began with. You hope on leaving a legacy for multiple generations to come, for them to build upon and bring economic viability to the surrounding community. However, when you die in order for your estate to be inherited […]

If There was a “War on Women”, I’d be on the Frontline

March 19, 2012

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Disclaimer: I hate to discuss “social issues” on my blog because a lot of times it is emotional, personal issue & intertwined in faith & religion. However, I have felt very strongly about this issue particularly since I feel it’s making my gender look bad. Women, I know we love to dwell on stuff. But […]

If There was a "War on Women", I'd be on the Frontline

March 19, 2012

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Disclaimer: I hate to discuss “social issues” on my blog because a lot of times it is emotional, personal issue & intertwined in faith & religion. However, I have felt very strongly about this issue particularly since I feel it’s making my gender look bad. Women, I know we love to dwell on stuff. But […]

Verbally Punch the Bully

February 23, 2012

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When I was in 5th grade there was a bully who pulled my hair every day in the line after recess. Since the administrators weren’t doing anything about it my dad told me I needed to handle it myself. He said, “Marie, next time she pulls your hair turn around and slug her.” So the […]

Organic Propaganda

November 27, 2011

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In today’s society consumers are bombarded with Organic Propaganda.  The Organic Food Movement, who doesn’t really care what your family eats, has done a great job of marketing organic food, mostly with scare tactics.  It often times aligns itself with campaigns that create the illusion that it is healthier or safer for you, which is […]