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  • Portland officers ordered to take down 'I am Darren Wilson' badge images

    11/24/2014 12:34:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    FOX 12 KPTV-TV ^ | November 24, 2014 | By FOX 12 Staff
    <p>PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - Three Portland police officers posted images on their personal Facebook pages of the official Portland Police Bureau badge, surrounded by a bracelet saying, "I am Darren Wilson."</p> <p>Chief Mike Reese ordered them to remove the images Monday.</p>
  • Activist “Disgusted” Over Portland Officers’ Solidarity With Ferguson Cop

    11/24/2014 2:23:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    GoLocalPDX ^ | November 24, 2014 | Staff
    A Portland activist said she was “disgusted” over recent Facebook postings by Portland police that displayed solidarity with a Missouri police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teen. On Monday afternoon, a Missouri grand jury had yet to announce if it had indicted officer Darren Wilson after Michael Brown, 18, was shot and killed on Aug 9. Sunday evening, a social media flurry kicked up on Facebook after three Portland police officers posted images of a police badge covered by a black band reading “I am Darren Wilson.” “I think it’s sickening and it promotes fear amongst our...
  • Transcript of Obama’s Speech to the Gay Lobby Group Human Rights Campaign

    10/13/2009 5:38:41 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 8 replies · 490+ views
    Americans For Truth ^ | 10/10/2009 | B. H. Obama (et al)
    For Immediate Release October 10, 2009 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN DINNER Walter E. Convention Center Washington, D.C. 8:10 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody. Please, you’re making me blush. (Laughter.) AUDIENCE MEMBER: We love you, Barack! THE PRESIDENT: I love you back. (Applause.) To Joe Solmonese, who’s doing an outstanding job on behalf of HRC. (Applause.) To my great friend and supporter, Terry Bean, co-founder of HRC. (Applause.) Representative Patrick Kennedy. (Applause.) David Huebner, the Ambassador-designee to New Zealand and Samoa. (Applause.) John Berry, our Director of OPM, who’s doing a great job. (Applause.) Nancy...
  • Gay rights activist, 66, who raised for Obama, indicted for 'sexually abusing 15-year-old boy'

    11/22/2014 6:46:52 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/22/14 | Mia De Graaf
    A high profile gay rights activist and Democrat fundraiser has been charged with sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy with his boyfriend. Terry Bean, 66, co-founded two of the biggest national campaign groups and raised more than $500,000 for Barack Obama's 2012 re-election bid. He was arrested at his home in southwest Portland on Wednesday and indicted with two counts of third-degree sodomy and one count of third-degree sex abuse.
  • ‘Gay’ DNC Bundler, Founder of HRC Charged with Raping Boy

    11/23/2014 2:27:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Matt Barber
    “It seems to me that in the gay community the people who should be running interference for NAM/BLA are the parents and friends of gays. Because if the parents and friends of gays are truly friends of gays, they would know from their gay kids that the relationship with an older man is precisely what 13-, 14-, and 15-year-old kids need more than anything else in the world.” – Harry Hay, founder of the modern “gay rights” movement None of it matters: Neither common sense, nor an abundance of victim testimony, peer-reviewed studies, nor their own loathsome admissions and actions....
  • Abortion Activist Terrance Bean Arrested for Allegedly Raping 15-Year-Old Boy (Friend of Obama)

    11/20/2014 10:26:22 AM PST · by wagglebee · 33 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/20/14 | Steven Ertelt
    A nationally-known pro-abortion activist has been arrested on charges of raping a 15-year-old boy. Terrance Patrick Bean is the founder of Human Rights Campaign, a group that pushes other political issues but also takes a steadfastly pro-abortion position.Human Rights Campaign, in addition to advancing abortion, has also lobbied Congress to end all federal funding for abstinence education, and hailed one piece of legislation that cut off funding because it “would end abstinence-only-until-marriage programs once and for all.” Bean is also a prominent supporter of pro-abortion President Barack Obama.The Portland Oregonian newspaper has more on Bean’s indictment, reporting that “Detectives from...
  • Terry Bean's (major Obama fundraiser) Former Boyfriend Arrested

    11/20/2014 10:19:03 AM PST · by DesertRenegade · 7 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | November 20, 2014 | Nigel Jaquiss
    Kiah Lawson, a former boyfriend of prominent Portland real estate developer and political fundraiser Terry Bean was arrested last night in Portland. Lawson, 25, was arrested in connection with the same alleged crimes that prompted Portland police to arrest Bean yesterday: allegations of sodomy in the third degree and sexual abuse of a 15-year-old boy in Lane County last year. Lawson and Bean's tempestuous relationship, which included mutual restraining orders and Bean's allegation that the younger man tried to extort money from him led a WW cover story earlier this year. As WW reported, Bean went to the Multnomah County...
  • Newt Gingrich Blasts Obama’s Speech: This Was a Gruber Speech; Simply Not Telling Country the Truth

    11/23/2014 11:22:24 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | November 21, 2014 | Curtis Houck
    Following President Barack Obama’s speech announcing his executive order on illegal immigration, CNN political commentator and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich unloaded on the President, likening his speech to statements made by ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber and that those in the “elite” class “really underestimate” the disdain Americans have for unfortified borders. Responding on CNN in the minutes after it ended, Gingrich opined that it was wrong for the President to go against the incoming Congress as it had “repudiated his policies in the election” a few weeks ago. Gingrich then slammed what viewers just heard as “a...
  • Sieg Heil (Saturbray)

    11/22/2014 8:06:11 AM PST · by bray · 9 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 11/22/14 | bray
    Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15 NIV America is no longer a Representative Democracy, but a Marxist dictatorship in the model of Iraq and Cuba. The only difference between the two is that their Communist Party is filled with Party clones, but there is a powerless opposition Party here. When the President stepped in front of the people and said he knew more than the elected congress we watched the end of the American ideal. We not only have the most...
  • CLOUT? 35 Anti-Keystone Pipeline Senators Mary Landrieu Helped Elect

    11/20/2014 12:49:21 PM PST · by abb · 9 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 20, 2014 | Scott McKay
    When it came time for the US Senate to vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline, Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) “clout” did not have much of an impact on fellow Democrat senators. In fact, 35 of the senators who voted against the project were given campaign cash by Landrieu since the 2008 election cycle. Take a look here at the list of senators who don’t seem to acknowledge Landrieu’s “clout.” Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) $10,000 Sen. Richard Blumenthal (R-CT) $5,000 Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) $10,000 Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) $7,000 Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) $10,000 Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) $3,500 Sen....
  • Terry Bean Arrested on Charges of Sex Abuse of a Minor (BIG 0 supporter)

    11/19/2014 6:09:56 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 32 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | November 19, 2014 | NIGEL JAQUISS
    Terry Bean, a Portland power player in national Democratic politics and the gay rights movement, was arrested today on charges of sex abuse in a case involving a 15-year-old boy. Law enforcement sources familiar with the case say Bean will be charged with two counts of sodomy in the third degree, a felony, and sex abuse in the third degree, a misdemeanor. The arrest comes after a six-month investigation that began with allegations Bean secretly made video recordings of men having sex in his bedroom. As WW reported in June, Bean accused a former lover, Kiah Lawson, of attempting to...
  • OR and WA Differences in Recreational Marijuana

    11/18/2014 7:52:33 PM PST · by steve86 · 4 replies
    Local NBC Right Now ^ | 11/18/2014 | Morgan Ashley
    KENNEWICK, WA- Measure 91, approving recreational marijuana use in Oregon, has lawmakers developing rules and regulations. Many wonder if Oregon will adopt similar policies as Washington. Both Liquor Control Boards have set rules for both I-502 in Washington and Measure 91 in Oregon that will take effect on July 1st of next year, but there are a few big differences between the states. NBC Right Now spoke with both boards Tuesday to simplify the details. In Washington and Oregon you can have up to 1 ounce of usable marijuana in your possession. In Oregon you can have up to 8...
  • In Oregon Illegal Immigrant Referendum, a Warning for Obama [2-1 against giving driver's licenses]

    11/17/2014 8:10:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/17/2014 | Rick Moran
    Little noticed after the midterm vote, which saw the GOP take control of the Senate and increase their majority in the House, was a referendum in sky blue Oregon to repeal the law that granted illegal immigrants the right to obtain a driver’s license.Even though the Democrats increased their majority in the state legislature and a Democratic governor was reelected, the measure for repeal passed by a 2-1 margin.This is a stark warning to President Obama and the Democrats that if he acts alone to amnesty 5 million illegals, his march to irrelevancy will be complete, and the party...
  • Linfield College football player Parker Moore: Despite suspect ID, killing remains a mystery

    11/17/2014 7:10:15 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | November 16, 2014 | Nick Budnick
    Nearly a day after a late-night convenience-store encounter in McMinnville led to the stabbing death of Linfield College football player Parker Moore, 20, police still don't know why it happened. "We don't have an idea of that at all," said Capt. Tim Svenson of the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office. "We don't have anything to explain or connect the two. It wasn't a robbery gone wrong, it wasn't an altercation. ... Hopefully in the next couple of days we'll be able to piece it all together."
  • Oregon Immigration Vote Is a Warning for Obama

    11/16/2014 7:01:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 16, 2014 | By JONATHAN J. COOPER and NICHOLAS RICCARDI
    The fate of a little-noticed ballot measure in strongly Democratic Oregon serves as a warning to President Barack Obama and his party about the political perils of immigration policy. Even as Oregon voters were legalizing recreational marijuana and expanding Democratic majorities in state government, they decided by a margin of 66-34 to cancel a new state law that would have provided driver's licenses to people who are in the United States illegally. "The Oregon measure tells you these measures are not easy or simple," said Muzaffar Chishti of the Migration Policy Institute. "The political cost may be significant, even in...
  • Keystone is the key (Saturbray)

    11/15/2014 10:08:26 AM PST · by bray · 2 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 11/15/14 | bray
    It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.Galatians 5:1 Now is the time to put our America hating President out on a limb and the Keystone pipeline is the way to do it. This is a project that 70% of Americans welcome and will create jobs and energy independence immediately. His only Gruber claim is that the oil is not clean enough for his standards yet the Houston refineries process this oil all the time. The fact is he hates this country...
  • Gunnison sage grouse gets federal protection ( Colorado and Utah )

    11/12/2014 10:30:17 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    ap ^ | Nov. 12, 2014
    Federal wildlife officials have granted protection to the Gunnison sage grouse, a move that could to bring restrictions on oil and gas drilling and other land uses to preserve the bird's habitat in Colorado and Utah. ... They're related to the greater sage grouse, which is at the center of a separate and larger debate over federal protection across 11 Western states.
  • Proposed Water Rule Could Put ‘Property Rights of Every American Entirely at the Mercy’ of EPA

    11/12/2014 7:44:01 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | November 12, 2014 | Ron Arnold
    It seems incredible, but a single missing word could turn a water law into a government land grab so horrendous even a U.S. Supreme Court justice warned it would “put the property rights of every American entirely at the mercy of Environmental Protection Agency employees.” The missing word is “navigable.” The Obama administration is proposing a rule titled “Definition of ‘Waters of the United States’ Under the Clean Water Act,” which would strike “navigable” from American water law and redefine any piece of land that is wet at least part of the year, no matter how remote or isolated it...
  • U.S. states' pot legalization not in line with international law: U.N. agency

    11/12/2014 7:24:36 AM PST · by GraceG · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/12/2014 | Fredrik Dahl
    (Reuters) - Moves by some U.S. states to legalize marijuana are not in line with international drugs conventions, the U.N. anti-narcotics chief said on Wednesday, adding he would discuss the issue in Washington next week. Residents of Oregon, Alaska, and the U.S. capital voted this month to allow the use of marijuana, boosting the legalization movement as cannabis usage is increasingly recognized by the American mainstream. "I don't see how (the new laws) can be compatible with existing conventions," Yury Fedotov, executive director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), told reporters. Asked whether there was anything...
  • A little blue island that withstood the red electoral wave

    11/09/2014 5:41:43 PM PST · by nwrep · 64 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | Nov 08, 2014 | David Sarasohn
    The red tide that swept across the entire country Tuesday broke at the borders of Oregon. On the island, no Democratic incumbents were defeated, Sen. Jeff Merkley and Gov. John Kitzhaber and four Democratic congressmen were handily re-elected, and the party picked up one seat in the state House and at least one in the state Senate. It wasn't a huge legislative increase – except that virtually everyplace else, Democratic legislators (and majorities) were being hauled out to the recycling bin. More important, Oregon's Democratic electorate is not the same as in many states; it's one of the few places...
  • Buckle up for an Oregon driving-tax blowout: Editorial

    11/08/2014 3:55:13 PM PST · by Twotone · 13 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | Nov. 6, 2014 | Editorial Board
    For Oregonians who care about the cost of driving, the most significant development Tuesday might prove to be the upset of incumbent Republican state Sen. Betsy Close by Democrat Sara Gelser in District 8, which covers parts of Albany and Corvallis. Even before the Senate seat switcheroo, lawmakers were likely to consider a road-funding package during the 2015 session. Now, Oregonians may have to swallow two pieces of legislation that will raise the cost of commuting, shopping and everything else people do with their cars.
  • The Gun Grabber’s Behind Washington State’s I-594 Reveal Their True Agenda And Your State Is Next !

    11/08/2014 9:10:07 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies
    universalfreepress.com ^ | 11/7/2014 | richard anthony
    Initiative 594 just passed in Washington State, bringing on residents mandatory gun background checks and making it a felony to privately purchase or even hand a gun to a friend without government permission. A story in the Seattle Times the morning after the mid-term elections, revealed the true motives of the I-594 campaign and its proponents. It didn’t take long for the other shoe to drop and the rest of their anti-rights agenda to be exposed. Other states they’re now targeting with initiatives include Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, and Maine. Our rights are and always have been their real target, not...
  • Swarm of earthquakes in Nevada desert is intensifying

    11/08/2014 7:43:09 AM PST · by rktman · 44 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 11/7/2014 | Javier Panzar
    A swarm of hundreds of earthquakes that has been striking a corner of the Nevada desert near the Oregon border for months has intensified in recent days, prompting new warnings from seismologists. About 750 earthquakes, mostly magnitude 2.0 to 3.0, have struck the area about 50 miles southeast of Lakeview, Ore., since the swarm started in July, said Ian Madin, chief scientist for Oregon's Department of Geology and Mineral Industries.
  • Tuesday was Revolutionary (Saturbray)

    11/08/2014 7:29:43 AM PST · by bray · 12 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 11/8/14 | bray
    John 8:36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. So America has woken up to the fact that the President has no clothes. They finally realize he was a figment of the Three Pillars of Marxism (the media, academia and the DNC) imagination and ran his Party out on a rail. The only ones too arrogant to realize it are Odumbo and the Three Pillars. They seem to think after America has two years of capitalistic oppression they will gladly turn their lives back over to their Marxist overlords, good luck with that plan as...
  • Criminal Illegal Alien Arrested, Faces Deportation

    11/08/2014 5:49:43 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    750 KXL - Radio News ^ | November 7, 2014 | by Jeremy Scott
    OREGON CITY, Ore. — Twice illegally entering the United States, once deported, a man from El Salvador finds himself in a familiar spot of facing deportation. Aguirre pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in August and agreed to enter a diversion program. His blood-alcohol level was .12. He’s been living at the Augustana Lutheran Church in Northeast Portland since September after Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents showed up at his house in Fairview to arrest him. Aguirre has a criminal past in Oregon dating back to 1999 when he was convicted of selling drugs to undercover police officers in...
  • Malkin: Make D.C. Listen: Voters Reject Illegal Alien Rewards

    11/06/2014 1:55:05 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 7, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Enough is enough. An important bloc of voters made their voices heard on Tuesday. Their message: Quit rewarding people who violate our immigration laws. They chose a sovereign nation over an illegal alien sanctuary nation, and they told politicians in both parties loud and clear: Put Americans first. Will D.C. listen? These voters are tired of politicians creating magnets for illegal immigrants. They're tired of preferential treatment for defiant border-crossers, visa overstayers and deportation fugitives. They're tired of the heavy costs and consequences of the government's systemic refusal to protect its borders and fully implement interior enforcement. Pay attention, both...
  • Jeff Merkley blames Koch brothers, other big donors for heavy Democratic Senate losses

    11/06/2014 7:18:40 AM PST · by PROCON · 47 replies
    oregonlive ^ | Nov. 6, 2014 | Jeff Mapes
    Sen. Jeff Merkley, speaking to reporters Wednesday after his big re-election victory, blamed heavy Democratic losses in U.S. Senate races on the flood of big outside spending on campaigns unleashed by the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. "I think we should be deeply troubled by the results of last night, where an agenda by and for billionaires -- campaigns funded by out-of-state billionaires -- had victories across our country," Merkley said in a press conference at the Portland Hilton Hotel.
  • Legalized marijuana spreads to two more states and D.C. Next up, California

    11/05/2014 11:51:33 PM PST · by BurningOak · 59 replies
    The Chrisitan Science Monitor ^ | 11/05/2014 | Daniel Wood
    Oregon and Alaska approved recreational pot use – following Washington State and Colorado, which did the same in 2012 – and the District of Columbia approved legal marijuana possession but not sales, though the move could still be halted by the new US Congress. Though medical marijuana was rejected in Florida, the steps by Oregon, Alaska, and the District add momentum to a movement that is eyeing California next. Recommended: How much do you know about marijuana? Take the quiz ... Yet marijuana remains prohibited by the federal government, and the issue could come to a head in the District...
  • Oregon Voters Defeat Referendum on Illegal-Alien Driver Cards By 2-1 Margin (Shut up Rand Paul)

    11/05/2014 12:30:56 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    Yesterday voters in the blue State of Oregon rescinded a state law giving illegal aliens access to driver cards by voting down Ballot Measure 88. The citizens veto referendum, which was placed on the ballot by an issue committee called Protect Oregon Drivers Licenses (PODL), gave voters an opportunity to decide whether the 2013 law (SB 833) should be implemented. Voters said “No” by a 68-32 margin. The measure’s demise is a major defeat for illegal-alien advocates. Earlier, they failed to get the state legislature and the courts to re-write the referendum title in a manner favorable to keeping the...
  • Ballot measures: Oregon, DC voters OK use of pot

    11/04/2014 9:47:16 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 25 replies
    MSN News ^ | November 5 2014 | DAVID CRARY, AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — Voters in Oregon and the District of Columbia approved ballot measures Tuesday allowing the use of marijuana by adults, elating legalization activists who hope to extend their winning streak across the country. Oregon will join the company of Colorado and Washington state, where voters approved the recreational use of pot two years ago. And the District of Columbia is on the same path unless Congress, which has review power, blocks the move. Still to come were results from Alaska, which also had a marijuana-legalization measure on its ballot Tuesday. Other volatile issues on state ballots include...
  • (Illegal) Driver card measure fails: Oregon election results 2014

    11/04/2014 9:33:08 PM PST · by aimhigh · 11 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 11/05/2014 | Dana Tims
    Measure 88, which would have provided driver cards to those who can't prove their legal residency, failed in Tuesday's election. Partial returns showed the measure going down with 64 percent against and 36 percent in favor. The measure pitted unions, some business groups and immigrant-rights organizations against a meagerly funded but tenacious campaign that referred the issue to the ballot after it passed the state Legislature and was signed into law by Gov. John Kitzhaber in May 2013.
  • Kitzhaber's lead narrows in early election returns [Oregon]

    11/04/2014 9:27:06 PM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies
    KATU.com ^ | 11-04-14
    Kitzhaber's lead narrows in early election returnsBy Steve Benham, KATU.com Staff Published: Nov 4, 2014 at 8:08 PM PST Last Updated: Nov 4, 2014 at 9:08 PM PST PORTLAND, Ore. – Early ballot returns show incumbent Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber leading his Republican challenger state Rep. Dennis Richardson of Central Point.But his lead has narrowed from results released earlier in the night.At about 9 p.m. Kitzhaber had 49 percent to Richardson’s 46 percent.Real-time election results for this racePolls conducted for KATU by SurveyUSA have consistently shown Kitzhaber leading Richardson by double digits since June. But a dark cloud formed...
  • Evangelical Catholic bishop is 'personally sure' Brittany Maynard is in heaven (Oregon suicide)

    11/03/2014 4:20:29 PM PST · by aimhigh · 47 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 11/03/2014 | Melissa Binder
    While many religious leaders might condemn 29-year-old Brittany Maynard's decision to end her own life under Oregon's Death With Dignity Act, the bishop of the Evangelical Catholic Diocese of the Northwest is "spiritually and personally sure" she was "received into God's loving hands." . . . . The bishop wasn't making a "blanket endorsement" of physician-assisted suicide, said William Morton, a spokesperson for the Evangelical Catholic Church's Northwest region. It doesn't matter if Maynard was a Christian or not, Morton said, because the bishop doesn't think belief in God is a requirement for entry into heaven. "God is not worried...
  • Planned Parenthood Activists Sit on Board of Group That Backed Brittany Maynard Killing Herself

    11/03/2014 1:10:48 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/3/14 | Carole Novielli
    The right to die organization which supported Brittany Maynard’s decision to kill herself has ties to abortion giant Planned Parenthood. brittanymaynard4On New Year’s Day, Brittany Maynard was diagnosed with an aggressive form of terminal brain cancer. In April, Doctors told her that she only had six months left to live and she chose to move to Oregon, one of only five states that allow the a person to legally kill themselves with a doctor’s assistance. In early October, Maynard announced her plans to die on Nov. 1, but then last week she seemed to change her mind on the exact...
  • 'Goodbye World. Spread Good Energy': Terminal Cancer Patient, Brittany Maynard, 29...

    11/02/2014 5:40:12 PM PST · by Steelfish · 177 replies
    Daily Mirror (UK) ^ | November 02, 2014 | WILLS ROBINSON
    'Goodbye World. Spread Good Energy': Terminal Cancer Patient, Brittany Maynard, 29, Exercises Her Right-to-Die And Takes Her Own Life Surrounded By Her Family Brittany Maynard, 29, had previously planned to legally end her life on November 1 - before she loses her battle with terminal brain cancer She died on Sunday in her Portland, Oregon home on Sunday Maynard wrote on Facebook: 'Goodbye to all my dear friends and family' Added that she had 'a ring of support' around her as she typed Was diagnosed in April and doctors gave her just six months to live She then made headlines...
  • Bucket list cancer patient who planned to end her life has changed her mind

    10/29/2014 11:23:23 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 55 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 30 October 2014 | David Mccormack and Lydia Warren
    "A 29-year-old terminal cancer sufferer who had previously spoken of her plan to take her life on November 1 has had a change of heart. In a video released on Wednesday, Brittany Maynard said she hasn't decided when she'll end her life, but it remains a decision that she's determined to make before getting too ill. ‘I still feel good enough and I still have enough joy and I still laugh and smile with my family and friends enough that it doesn't seem like the right time right now,’ she said." "‘But it will come, because I feel myself getting...
  • Time to elect Oregon leaders who will act to prevent gun violence

    10/26/2014 9:41:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    oregonlive.com ^ | 10/22/2014 | Jenna Yuille
    There is no single change or law that will eliminate every act of gun violence, but there are proven, common sense measures we can take to protect our families and make our communities safer. For example, here in Oregon, we don't require criminal background checks for all gun sales like those that happen online. Dangerous and/or violent convicted criminals easily exploit this loophole to buy guns from strangers online — anonymously, and with no questions asked.
  • Don’t rob them of hope, Brittany (plans to kill herself on November 1 b/c brain tumor. But...)

    10/25/2014 9:34:00 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 61 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | 24 October 2014 | Denis Strangman
    But...She should think of her fellow sufferers. Brittany Maynard is a 29-year-old woman who learned not long after her wedding that she had an aggressive brain tumour. She has therefore announced that she has chosen to die on November 1, taking advantage of Oregon’s assisted suicide law. A video that she made with the help of the leading assisted suicide organisation in the US, Compassion and Choices, has been a huge hit on YouTube. An Australian whose wife died of a similar disease, Denis Strangman, has written her an open letter below. * * * * * I am...
  • Utah to BLM: Rein in your cops

    10/23/2014 5:30:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Oct 03 2014 | BRIAN MAFFLY
    Public Enemy No. 1 for rural Utah sheriffs just happens to be a fellow peace officer: Dan Love, the Bureau of Land Management’s special agent in charge. Elected law enforcement officers from Nephi to Blanding call him an arrogant and dishonest bully who has little regard for local authority and dodges accountability, derailing a collaborative approach to police work on the state’s federal lands. Love reportedly just laughed when Garfield County Sheriff James "Danny" Perkins relayed ranchers’ complaints about federal officers removing plastic feed tubs from the range and threatening the ranchers with litter citations. He drew early controversy during...
  • Poll: Nearly Two Thirds of Oregon Voters 'Likely' to Reject Driver's Licenses for Illegals

    10/22/2014 2:51:20 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Tony Lee
    Voters in Oregon are set to strongly reject a measure that would allow illegal immigrants to receive driver's licenses. According to an October 8-11 poll conducted by Oregon Public Broadcasting, 61% of likely voters were opposed to Measure 88. 53% said they were "certain" to oppose the measure while another 8% said they were opposed to it but "may change mind." 26% of Oregon voters said they supported giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants while 5% said they supported the measure but "may change mind."
  • Oregon Secretary of State's Office investigating Sheriff Mike Winters

    10/22/2014 12:43:00 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 12 replies
    kobi5.com ^ | 10-21-14 | Roma Villavicencio
    Medford, Ore.-- The Oregon Secretary of State's Office said Tuesday they're investigating Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters. They said a complaint was filed this month about incorrect information in the Jackson County Election voter's pamphlet. Spokesman for the Secretary of State's Office, Tony Green, could not go into detail about what information they are investigating. Green said if the allegations are true, Sheriff Mike Winters could face felony charges. "There needs to be an establishment of intent. 'Did the person intend to put false information and deceive the voter?' That's an important element of any criminal charge. It's not just...
  • Billionaires donate to election ‘reform’ that could eliminate pro-life candidates in Oregon

    10/22/2014 8:50:24 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | 10.21.14 | Ben Johnson
    It's not every day that Planned Parenthood and Oregon Right to Life agree on anything, but both groups have come out against a new ballot measure that would limit the number of choices Oregon voters have in a general election – a measure backed by out-of-state billionaires and corporate interests.. If passed, Oregon Measure 90 would place all candidates for office – of any party – on one primary ballot, and only the top two vote-getters would face each other in the general election. This could result in two members of the same party facing one another. “Measure 90 will...
  • Public University Cracks Down On Students Handing Out Constitution Outside ‘Free Speech Zone’

    10/16/2014 9:43:06 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 15, 2014 | Eric Owens
    Officials and campus cops at Southern Oregon University threatened to call the police on a group of four students who were distributing copies of the U.S. Constitution outside the designated “free speech zone” last week. The Constitution kerfuffle occurred last Tuesday at the obscure public school in the middle of nowhere, Campus Reform reports. The students, all affiliated with Students for Concealed Carry, ironically were also gathering signatures for a petition to end the taxpayer-funded school’s restrictive speech policies. Administrators and school police officers didn’t like it. The four students say they were followed by bureaucrats and cops and threatened...
  • Oregon State Legislature sent this bulletin at 10/15/2014 02:58 PM PDT

    10/16/2014 7:50:11 AM PDT · by Twotone · 11 replies
    Senator Doug Whitsett's Newsletter ^ | Oct. 15, 2014 | Sen. Doug Whitsett
    The Council of State Governments Committee on River Governance recently met in Yakima, Washington. As last year’s chair of that Committee, I traveled to Washington to join Representatives and Senators from Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon, as well as a delegation from British Columbia. Our primary purpose was to discuss the impacts of the ongoing Columbia River Treaty negotiations between the United States and Canada.
  • Say g'bye to summer hummersonce global climate warms

    10/16/2014 6:26:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Portland Tribune ^ | October 16, 2014 | by Paul Gooberstein
    For a good part of the year, the colorful rufous hummingbird can be spotted all over Portland. After nesting and breeding here in the summer and fall, these feisty hummers migrate some 2,000 miles southward to winter in Mexico. But over the next few decades, the tiny bird is expected to become increasingly rare in Portland. Climate change is likely to alter its travel plans, which include the longest annual migration of any hummingbird species. Its range is likely to shift northward, according to predictions in a new report from the National Audubon Society. The rufous, like hundreds of other...
  • University officials threaten students passing out U.S. Constitution (Oregon)

    10/14/2014 10:24:58 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 16 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 10/14/2014 | Kaitlyn Schalhorn
    University officials threatened to call the police and disciplinary action against students who were passing out copies of the U.S. Constitution at Southern Oregon University (SOU) last week. A group of four students at SOU handed out copies of the Constitution on campus Tuesday while collecting signatures to end the university’s restrictive speech policies, which limit free speech to an area that totals less than one percent of campus. While doing so, the students were approached multiple times by school administrators and campus police who all asked the students to move to a different area of campus.
  • Oregon gov's fiancée reportedly helped buy land to grow marijuana in 1997

    10/14/2014 9:21:05 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-14-14 | KOIN-TV
    First she admitted being part of a fraudulent green-card marriage -- now, a new report says Cylvia Hayes, fiancée of Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, partnered to buy land intended for an illegal marijuana growing operation in 1997. KOIN-TV reported late Monday that Hayes partnered with a man to buy the $245,000 property in Washington state using a $15,000 down payment in November of that year. The man who sold the couple the land told the station that Hayes and her partner soon stopped making payments, and records showed that Hayes gave up her interest in the property in April 1998....
  • Vietnam Remembered, Inaccurately

    10/14/2014 8:51:04 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 9, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A left-wing high school teacher is actually complaining about a text book’s treatment of the Vietnam War, because it is written for the JROTC. “The authors cite then-President Johnson’s 1964 statements that North Vietnam attacked a U. S. destroyer in the Gulf of Tonkin as the impetus for the broader war, ignoring overwhelming evidence from declassified documents that there was no such attack,” Sylvia McGauley writes in the Fall 2014 issue of the Rethinking Schools periodical. McGauley teaches social studies at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon. As it happens, the official account of what happened at the Gulf in...
  • (Catholic) Church urges yes vote on driver's card measure (Oregon) (Illegal aliens)

    10/13/2014 9:18:34 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 33 replies
    Catholic Sentinel ^ | 09/18/2014 | Catholic Sentinel
    Measure 88, on Oregon’s November ballot, would allow immigrants without documents to drive after meeting all other requirements. The measure, which would affirm a law put in place by the Oregon Legislature in 2013, has won the support of many religious groups, including the Oregon Catholic Conference. “The Oregon Driver Card is especially important for immigrant families among us who are our modern day neighbors,” says a statement from the conference, the public policy arm of the Archdiocese of Portland and the Diocese of Baker.
  • In Oregon Green Card Fraud Case, No Fear Of The Law

    10/10/2014 4:27:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Investors.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    The Law: Does immigration law even exist? It's not enough that illegals cross our border with impunity. Now we have Oregon's "first lady" brazenly admitting to green-card fraud. When is the law going to mean something? Calculating that Oregonians will excuse any teary-eyed woman, as shown in a recent hit-and-run case involving an illegal who killed two girls and got away with it, the state's so-called "first lady" Cylvia Hayes, the girlfriend of sitting governor John Kitzhaber, admitted Thursday to having taken $5,000 to marry an Ethiopian teenager on the East Coast to qualify him for a green card —...