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  • Oh Good! Soros Friend Could Rig Elections in 16 States

    10/20/2016 6:01:49 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 7 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | October 16, 2016 | S. Noble
    Mark Malloch-Brown, a Britisher, is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Smartmatic International Corporation, an  ‘elections solutions provider’ that offers its voting machines, vote counting machines, software and techies to run elections all over the world.Mark Malloch-Brown also serves as Vice Chairman at George Soros’s international Open Society Foundation.Mark Malloch-Brown is so proud of his service to George Soros that he boasts of it on the Voting Machine Company’s website. On Election Day, a private company tied to Soros will manage the voting in 16 states, including voter registration, the printing of ballots, the programming of the voting machines, the counting and tabulation of the...
  • Lawyers present starkly different portraits of....(OREGON STANDOFF TRIAL)

    10/19/2016 4:00:49 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 10/18/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Prosecutor Ethan Knight urged jurors to use their common sense as he framed the federal conspiracy case against Ammon Bundy and six others..."These defendants took over a wildlife refuge, and it wasn't theirs." It's not about land use, he said Tuesday. It's not about their objections to more prison time for Harney County ranchers Dwight Hammond Jr. and Steven Hammond, nor is it about what happened during the 2014 standoff with federal agents in Bunkerville, Nevada.... Ammon Bundy's lawyer Marcus Mumford countered that it's the federal government that doesn't play by the rules, manufactured fear and misinformation in Harney County...and...
  • Trump down by only 7 points in Oregon

    10/18/2016 2:18:26 PM PDT · by GregBo · 51 replies
    A new poll came out today for Oregon and Clinton is only ahead of Trump by 7 points. It seems like this is a pretty reputable poll, so this is good news for Trump. If he is only down 7 in Oregon, there is no way he is down nationwide.
  • ‘To be white is to be racist, period’ - High School Teacher

    10/17/2016 4:30:47 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 71 replies
    EAGnews ^ | October 17, 2016 | Victor Skinner
    (Shortened headline) A Norman North High School teacher is instructing students that “to be white is to be racist, period.” A student at the school who did not want to be identified recently used her cell phone to record a classroom lecture at Norman North High School in which her teacher, who also is not identified, explained how to “heal the racial divide,”.
  • Utah Navajos join lawmakers to oppose Bears Ears

    10/16/2016 5:55:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    The Navajo-Hopi Observer ^ | October 14, 2016 | Adam DeRose
    Navajo Nation locals joined Utah lawmakers Sept. 21 to express opposition to any attempt to designate land around the Bears Ears site in southeastern Utah as a national monument. The Navajo residents of San Juan County, Utah, joined their elected officials who said the decision on the 1.9-million acre site, which is sacred to the Navajo people, should be left in local hands. “We have managed to protect this enchanted place, and we will continue to do so,” Susie Philemon said. ... Lewis Singer, a Navajo from San Juan County, said monument status would restrict access of Native people to...
  • Ken Medenbach testifies that the Bundys are his heroes,....(OREGON STANDOFF TRIAL)

    10/13/2016 4:31:26 AM PDT · by Nextrush
    OregonLive ^ | 10/11/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Ken Medenbach, the lone Oregon resident on trial on a federal conspiracy charge stemming from the seizure of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, told jurors Tuesday he's exactly where he wants to be..... He called the Bundys his "heroes" for the "bold move" they made in the 2014 standoff with federal officers near patriarch Cliven Bundy's ranch near Bunkerville, Nevada. Medenbach noted that he's been fighting "the same things they were fighting." "The federal government doesn't have authority to own land in the states," Medenbach said. And like Ammon Bundy, Medenbach added, "I've been called by a higher power to...
  • Defense resumes with testimony on FBI informant, David Fry's mental eval.....(OREGON STANDOFF TRIAL)

    10/12/2016 4:25:28 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 10/11/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    The defense case in the Oregon standoff trial continued Tuesday with testimony from a San Diego woman who was paid $3,000 by the FBI to serve as an informant. Terri Linnell said she received a call from an FBI agent in San Diego asking if she'd be willing to go to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to report her observations and keep and eye out for any illegal activity occurring there. "They asked me to just be myself," Linnell testified. She described herself as a longtime protestor who had gotten to know an FBI agent in San Diego about six...
  • (2010) Al Gore A "Crazed Sex Poodle?"

    10/11/2016 5:41:53 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 12 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | June 24, 2010 | Staff
    UNE 24--In a bizarre statement to police, the Oregon woman who claims that Al Gore fondled and groped her during a massage session described the former Vice President as a giggling "crazed sex poodle" who gave a "come hither" look before pouncing on her in a Portland hotel suite. In a taped January 2009 interview with cops, the 54-year-old woman, a licensed masseuse whose name has been redacted from police records, read from a lengthy prepared statement that detailed her alleged October 2006 encounter with Gore at the Hotel Lucia. Excerpts from the Portland Police Bureau transcript of the 2009...
  • Ammon Bundy: Guns allowed First Amendment rights (OREGON STANDOFF TRIAL)

    10/10/2016 5:30:33 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 10/6/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    After Ammon Bundy spent three days testifying about why he occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, a prosecutor Thursday afternoon fired rapid questions at him during a cross-examination that lasted just under 15 minutes...... (Assistant US Attorney Ethan) Knight said guns were brought to "keep the federal government away," right? "No," Bundy responded. Yet Knight reminded him of his testimony that if the occupiers hadn't brought firearms to the refuge, they likely have hauled off in zip ties and handcuffs in a paddy wagon. "So the presence of guns prolonged your presence?" Knight asked. It protected us from being detained,"...
  • Feds Thinking About Killing 31,000 Mining Jobs To Protect A Chicken

    10/08/2016 5:26:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 10/08/2016 | Andrew Follett
    A new report has government officials considering setting 10 million acres of across six states in the American west off limits to mining and development to protect the chicken-like Greater Sage Grouse, which is not an endangered species. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report found that much of the Sage Grouse’s habitat sits on top of extremely valuable deposits of minerals including gold, copper, lithium, silver, uranium and many others. The USGS report means that the government’s most restrictive grouse protection plan could kill even more than 31,000 jobs and lead to more than $5.6 billion in reduced annual economic...
  • Ammon Bundy testifies how Bunkerville shaped his views...(OREGON STANDOFF TRIAL-JUDGE HARRASSES)

    10/06/2016 4:32:10 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 10/5/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Just as the local sheriff intervened to protect his family's ranch and cattle at Bunkerville, Nevada in 2014, Ammon Bundy said he wanted Harney County's sheriff to stand with the family of two Oregon ranchers facing longer prison time for lighting federal land... Bundy described how local law enforcement's help brokering a deal in the Bunkerville standoff was "significant" for him...... That experience, as well as his faith, prompted him to do what he could to help the (Dwight and Steven) Hammonds, he said.... But when it became clear that Harney County officials the county sheriff and state leaders had...
  • Father of final holdout in Oregon standoff says son is computer whiz, not gun enthusiast

    10/04/2016 5:36:49 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 10/4/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    David Fry's father testified Tuesday that he tried to convince his son not to go to Oregon, but his son told him he wanted to let the world know about the injustices the ranchers faced. "He wanted to support me ranchers who'd been charged as terrorists," said William Fry Jr., referring to Harney County ranchers Dwight Hammond Jr. and Steven Hammond. "He wanted to broadcast it out so people could understand the issues."...... William Fry, who retired from the Marine Corps as a gunnery sergeant in 1997, said David Fry was born in Yuma, Arizona, but his family moved to...
  • Ammon Bundy says he feels the court has left him no choice but to take the witness stand

    10/04/2016 4:26:49 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 10/3/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Ammon Bundy told the court he has no choice but to take the witness stand in his own defense because of the judge's repeated rulings limiting defense testimony about the principles he and he co-defendants stood for to strictly evidence regarding their "state of mind. "I do not feel that I have a choice to testify here or not," Bundy told U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown.... Defense lawyers called four other witnesses in the afternoon Monday... Kim Rollins, a 31-year resident of Burns, challenged Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward's "straw vote" of the community at a Jan. 7 meeting.....He...
  • 'White Privilege' survey in high school class sparks parents’ ire

    10/03/2016 1:07:34 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies
    'White Privilege' survey in high school class sparks parents’ ire Published October 03, 2016 A high school in Oregon is coming under fire from some angry parents after students in one class were assigned a “White Privilege Survey,” leading to accusations the school was trying to push a particular brand of politics. The assignment was for a Literature Composition class at Aloha High School, KATU reported Thursday. Students responded to statements including, “I can be in the company of people of my race most of the time,” “I can be pretty sure that my neighbors in such a location...
  • Clean Water Act: Report details how agencies expand authority

    10/01/2016 5:27:55 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    AgAlert ^ | September 28, 2016 | Dave Kranz
    Emphasizing the need for congressional action, farm groups renewed their call for reform of Clean Water Act enforcement, following release of a report documenting how federal agencies overreach their authority to regulate farmland. The report, issued last week by the majority staff of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, describes numerous incidents in which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency have tried to expand their authority to regulate what crops farmers grow and how they grow them, based on the agencies' interpretation of the act.
  • Oregon standoff trial: Thursday highlights, and what's next (TRIAL RESUMES MONDAY)

    10/01/2016 4:29:36 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 10 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 9/30/2016 | The Oregonian/OregonLive
    .........The Reverend Franklin Graham testified Thursday that he flew his own plane from North Carolina to Oregon in February to try to save lives, concerned about the four holdouts occupying a federal wildlife sanctuary as well as the FBI agents.... He told remaining occupiers Jeffrey Banta, David Fry and Sandra and Sean Anderson that he was going to give them a big hug when they emerged...the Andersons came out together, holding each other's hands up in the air and clinging to an American flag. Banta came out too. Graham said that he knelt with the three behind a van and...
  • Ammon Bundy's lawyers file motion seeking halt to trial...(OREGON STANDOFF TRIAL..BUNDY MISTREATED)

    09/30/2016 4:32:38 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 9/29/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Ammon Bundy on Wednesday filed a motion to put the trial on hold, pending his appeals of several of the judge's rulings in the federal conspiracy trial. But even as the motion was filed, his lawyer Marcus Mumford told the court that he anticipated calling Bundy as a witness for the defense if time allows on Thursday. His lawyers cite U.S. District Judge Anna J. brown's order that the ownership of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is not on trial in this case, and he judicial notice to jurors that the federal government owns the bird sanctuary in eastern Oregon....
  • All guns in U.S. should be dumped in ocean, judge says

    09/29/2016 4:08:06 AM PDT · by hiho hiho · 124 replies
    OregonLive ^ | September 28, 2016 | Aimee Green
    As the killer stood before him, Judge Kenneth Walker couldn't stay silent. "If I could I would take all the guns in America, put them on big barges and go dump them in the ocean," the judge told the defendant. "Nobody would have a gun. Not police, not security, not anybody. We should eliminate all of them. We could save 33,000 people a year if we didn't have guns in this country." Marcell Lee Daniel Jr. had unleashed 30 bullets during an afternoon drive-by shooting of an innocent man on a North Portland sidewalk. The man, Andrew Coggins Jr., 24,...
  • Feds present dramatic display of 22 long guns, 12 handguns recovered....(OREGON STANDOFF TRIAL)

    09/28/2016 4:30:08 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 26 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 9/27/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Prosecutors rested their case Tuesday against Ammon Bundy and six co-defendants after presenting jurors with a dramatic display of firearms, including 22 long guns and 12 handguns seized from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The presentation capped 10 days of testimony in the federal conspiracy case against Ammon Bundy, older brother Ryan Bundy and five others. Defense lawyers and the defendants representing themselves will start their case Wednesday. One by one, FBI agent Ronnie Walker handed each gun to fellow agent Nick Vanicelli on the witness stand..... While defense lawyers were quick to point out through cross-examination that none of...
  • FBI agents find more than 1,600 shell casings at boat launch, ammo...(OREGON STANDOFF TRIAL)

    09/27/2016 3:59:38 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 21 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 9/26/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Jurors on Monday watched a video of seven or eight men rapidly firing assault rifles from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge's boat launch. FBI agents then help up several plastic evidence bags containing the 1,627 spent shell casings recovered near the launch on the northeast side of the property. Of them, 1,050 were .223-caliber casings, testimony showed. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ethan Knight argued that the video, posted on co-defendant Jason Blomgren's Facebook account, directly contradicts the argument by defense lawyers and defendants that the armed takeover of the refuge was a peaceful political protest. "It's direct evidence of force," Knight...
  • Experts suggest nine weed strains to get you through tonight's presidential debate (OR marajuana)

    09/26/2016 2:13:36 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 27 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 09/26/2016 | Lizzy Acker
    Tonight's debates have all the excitement of a national sporting event, with the added joy of extreme global consequences. For some, this may be too much to handle. So for people who don't want to drink alcohol or meditate to deal with their anxiety, Oregon's legal cannabis might be the answer. We turned to the experts to find out which strains of weed are most likely to get you through tonight without too much trauma.
  • Yellow-billed cuckoos seen two times in Delta County ( Colorado - UN Agenda 21 )

    09/26/2016 8:20:01 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | September 25, 2016 | Gary Harmon
    There were two sightings of Western yellow-billed cuckoos this year, both in Delta County, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said. The secretive birds are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering designating parts of western Colorado as critical habitat for the migratory bird, including lands along the Colorado River through Mesa County. Sightings — which frequently involve people hearing the cuckoo’s distinctive “klak-klak” sound — have been recorded in Mesa and Delta counties in previous years. ... “We have changed the initial map due to comments from the proposed...
  • Malheur National Wildlife Refuge fish biologist finds office "completed trashed"..(Oregon Standoff)

    09/20/2016 4:34:50 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 9/19/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Fish biologist Linda Beck, an eight-year employee at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, said she returned to her office after the occupation of the federal wildlife sanctuary and found her office in the refuge headquarters a mess. "I would describe it as completed trashed," Beck testified Monday...... Refuge archeologist Carla Burnside found a "huge muddy footprint" on the solid wooden door to her office, and the locked door hanging off the frame. Documents were "obviously missing" from her locked file cabinet that contained archeological records, she said..... Three computers on the refuge had been logged on, using Burnside's PIN on...
  • (Oregon Episcopal) Pastor Who Will Destroy Weapon Won't Be Charged

    09/17/2016 2:33:21 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 38 replies
    Lake Oswego Patch ^ | September 16, 2016 | Colin Miner
    Father Jeremy Lucas won an AR-15 at auction so he could have it destroyed. The pastor from Lake Oswego who spent $3,000 on auction tickets in a successful attempt to win an automatic weapon so that he could have it destroyed, will be able to proceed as planned. Reverend Jeremy Lucas from the Christ Church Episcopal Church in Lake Oswego was being investigated by the Oregon State Police for allegedly giving the gun to someone for safekeeping without having conducted a background check. "The case was referred to the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office for review who advised OSP that...
  • Judge denies Ammon Bundy's motion for mistrial

    09/17/2016 4:25:14 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 9/16/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown Friday denied a motion for a mistrial in which Ammon Bundy's lawyer claimed the Harney County sheriff had offered prejudicial testimony this week that the judge failed to address. Bundy's lawyer Marcus Mumford had asked Sheriff Dave Ward during his cross-examination Wednesday if he had conducted his own investigation into the 2014 armed standoff near Bunkerville, Nevada....... Ward explained that what he learned about the Nevada standoff "scared the hell" out of him. The sheriff went on to note that he had discovered during a Google search that "some unstable people who had left...
  • Oregon registered voters surge under novel 'motor voter' law

    09/14/2016 11:51:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 14, 2016 2:42 PM EDT
    A recent Oregon law that automatically registers residents to vote when they get or renew a driver’s license has fueled a surge in newly minted voters. In January, Oregon was the first state to put such a law into effect and since then, California, Vermont and West Virginia have adopted similar laws. So-called “motor voter” laws are also being considered in other states. Nearly 300,000 Oregonians have registered to vote in the past 12 months and more than 75 percent of them those did so under the motor voter law, the Oregon Secretary of State’s office said Tuesday. In addition,...
  • Oregon man hangs likeness of Hillary Clinton along I-5

    09/13/2016 3:17:33 PM PDT · by Coronal · 32 replies
    KGW ^ | September 13, 2016
    SUTHERLIN, Ore. — An Oregon man has made a political statement by hanging a likeness of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton from a tall crane about three miles south of Sutherlin, Oregon, according to multiple media reports. The display, located near I-5, looks like a human figure wearing a black rubber wet suit, women's clothing and a blonde wig
  • Ammon Bundy Explains Tyranny on Hammond Family (Oregon Standoff Trial Today)

    09/13/2016 5:17:59 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 30 replies
    You Tube ^ | 9/8/2016 | Dallas Ahrens III%
    Ammon Bundy (at :05) "It was the Hammond's. It was a ranching family that was being prosecuted, to put the family under duress so that federal agencies can take their ranch. And it was that simple. And its happened time and time again....... (at 1:53)...The Hammonds should not have been prosecuted period.
  • Feds dismiss conspiracy charge against Oregon standoff defendant Pete Santilli on eve of trial

    09/07/2016 4:33:30 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 9/6/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    On the eve of his trial, federal prosecutors in Oregon have dropped the conspiracy indictment against Pete Santilli, a self-described independent broadcaster who was present during the 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County. Santilli, 51, was the lone person of eight defendants set for trial this month who never stayed overnight at the federal wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon, and his attorney argued that much of the material he broadcast on his YouTube channel was protected speech under the First Amendment. In a motion filed late Tuesday afternoon, federal proseuctors urged the court to dismiss...
  • Drone video shows vandals toppling Oregon’s iconic ‘Duckbill’ rock formation

    09/06/2016 11:47:00 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 74 replies
    FOX31 ^ | September 6, 2016 | CNN Wire
    CAPE KIWANDA, Ore. — For years and years, the sandstone pedestal on the Oregon coast was a tourist attraction, a perfect photo-op for its uncanny likeness to a duck’s bill. So when officials found the beloved 7-foot-tall formation at Cape Kiwanda broken into a million pieces, they initially thought age and gravity had done it in. But then a video emerged that pointed to the true culprit: Vandals. More specifically, a group of people who crossed into the roped-off area and pushed and shoved the rock until it toppled over. Now, the search is on for the offenders.
  • Trial Update. Taking Back the Narrative! (Oregon Standoff Jury Selection Wednesday)

    09/06/2016 4:40:51 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    You Tube ^ | 9/5/2016 | Gavin Seim
    (Gavin Seim) (at:05) ...."I just wanted to give you an update on what's going on in Oregon talk about what we're dealing with and how you guys can help this week. I actually did talk to Ammon Bundy today and he is in.. in really good spirits, he sounded really good. You know, I mean he's in a very tough situation, he's stuggling, but his mental spirits seemed good and he knows that these courts are corrupt, that they're lawless. But at the same time there's a higher King and we do the best we can. We stand up for...
  • Judge Deals Government Blow Over Facebook Evidence In Refuge Trial ( Bundy : Malheur : Oregon )

    08/23/2016 5:29:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    OPB ^ | Aug. 23, 2016 | Conrad Wilson
    It was a rough morning for U.S. attorneys arguing the federal government’s case against Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy and six other defendants accused of conspiring to occupy an Oregon wildlife refuge. A visibly frustrated Judge Anna Brown struck from the record a previous ruling that effectively allowed evidence from defendants’ Facebook accounts into next month’s trial. Despite calling an assistant U.S. attorney, two legal assistants and an FBI agent as witnesses, prosecutors weren’t able to explain to the court how protected information from 11 Facebook accounts used by defendants ended up being shared as part of discovery. Judge Brown ordered...
  • Trump Cancels Major Campaign Events in Colorado, Nevada, Oregon.

    08/22/2016 8:12:24 PM PDT · by Coronal · 105 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | AP | David Rutz
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has cancelled or delayed major upcoming campaign events in Colorado, Nevada, and Oregon. His scheduled speech focusing on immigration in Denver on Thursday has been postponed, although he will still attend a fundraiser that day, according to the Denver Post. Trump also cancelled a planned rally in Las Vegas on Friday, according to campaign spokesman Michael Chamberlain. In addition, his planned rally and fundraiser in Portland, Oregon, originally scheduled for Aug. 31, is also cancelled, local CBS affiliate KOIN reported.
  • Scuffle breaks out at Multnomah County Democratic Party HQ, prompting police response

    08/14/2016 8:59:34 AM PDT · by hiho hiho · 29 replies
    OregonLive ^ | August 14, 2016 | Eder Campuzano
    A scuffle broke out at a Multnomah County Democrats meeting Thursday night, prompting a police response and leaving several of the party's newest members disillusioned. It all started when one of the organization's new members asked to amend the agenda at the meeting's outset. Chairwoman Lorraine Van Hoe reportedly denied the request, which only prompted loud, angry responses from the gallery. "People felt they were not being heard," said Leigha LaFleur, who last month traveled to Philadelphia as a delegate for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. "In order to be heard, they amplified their voices. That...
  • Law enforcement destroys cartel marijuana grow in remote corner of Curry County

    08/10/2016 12:48:22 PM PDT · by AuntB · 16 replies
    NBC 16 ^ | Aug. 9, 2016 | NBC 16
    BROOKINGS, Ore. - Law enforcement put nearly 12,000 mature marijuana plants through a wood chipper Monday while dismantling a grow operation found in a remote corner of Curry County near the California border, Sheriff John Ward said. A helicopter surveyed the area from the air, and an armed ground team entered the grow first to make sure the area was safe, Ward said. They found a camouflaged living structure and evidence of weapons and chemicals. No one was present as law enforcement moved in. "It was obvious that whoever was tending to the marijuana had left prior to the eradication...
  • The last big frontier(movement of conservatives to the inland north-west is quietly gaining steam)

    08/06/2016 8:30:46 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 69 replies
    The Economist ^ | 8-6-16 | unattributed
    ASKED by an out-of-stater where the nearest shooting range is, Patrick Leavitt, an affable gunsmith at Riverman Gun Works in Coeur d’Alene, says: “This is Idaho—you can shoot pretty much anywhere away from buildings.” That is one reason why the sparsely populated state is attracting a growing number of “political refugees” keen to slip free from bureaucrats in America’s liberal states, says James Wesley, Rawles (yes, with a comma), an author of bestselling survivalist novels. In a widely read manifesto posted in 2011 on his, Mr Rawles, a former army intelligence officer, urged libertarian-leaning Christians and Jews to move...
  • Portland ENDS its pilot program allowing homeless to sleep on streets undisturbed by police [tr]

    08/03/2016 10:40:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    AP ^ | August 3, 2016 | Staff
    Portland has announced the end of a pilot program that allowed homeless people to sleep on the streets undisturbed by law enforcement, saying it created confusion because some believed it legalized public camping. The so-called 'Safe Sleeping Guidelines' policy will end immediately, but several other pilot programs that also were rolled out in February in the famously liberal City of Roses will continue or even expand, the mayor said.
  • In twist, environmentalists fight proposed carbon tax – because it doesn't grow gov't

    08/02/2016 4:55:00 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies ^ | Dan Springer
    On paper, it looks like a big win for environmentalists: a ballot initiative in Washington state to make it the first in the nation to impose a tax on all carbon emissions. Yet green groups are united almost in lockstep against the proposal – all because it includes tax cuts, to offset the tax hike. Yoram Bauman, who authored Initiative 732 and generally sides with environmental groups that have claimed for years that greenhouse gasses are responsible for climate change, now says he’s shocked at the pushback he’s facing from these same organizations. “Putting a price on carbon is the...
  • From California to Nevada, wildfires burn in seven Western states

    08/01/2016 10:11:16 PM PDT · by Innovative · 11 replies
    CBS ^ | Aug. 1, 2016 | CBS/AP
    Wildfires were burning Monday in seven Western U.S. states, from California's famed Big Sur region to tribal towns and hamlets near Reno, Nevada. Evacuations were ordered in Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Wyoming and firefighters were trying to stop a Washington blaze from reaching a thickly forested security zone at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
  • Statewide Survey of Likely General Election Voters in Oregon

    07/28/2016 2:03:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Clout Research conducted a survey of 701 likely general election voters across the State of Oregon from July 9-13, 2016. The survey was conducted by telephone with 551 respondents by landline telephone and 150 respondents by mobile phone. The survey carries a confidence interval of 95% and has a margin of error of 3.71%.
  • Basin man championed by Oath Keepers sentenced to 18 months in prison ..

    07/21/2016 12:16:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Independent Record ^ | July 20, 2016 | DILLON KATO
    MISSOULA – U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy ... Putnam said he’s attended several Oath Keepers rallies in the past, including three in Portland, Oregon and several at a memorial on the highway outside Burns, Oregon where LaVoy Finicum was killed by law enforcement in a standoff following the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife refuge. ... Jason Van Tatenhove, a Eureka-area man who serves as the national media director for the Oath Keepers, said he had doubts about the performance of Robertson’s federal public defense attorney, Michael Donahoe, saying he had refused, for example, to push to get an...
  • Paying It Forward One $100 Bill at a Time: Mystery Donor Leaves Benjamins All Over Oregon City

    07/14/2016 7:56:35 PM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies ^ | 07-14-16 | Deborah Hastings
    A mystery philanthropist has been spreading cheer one $100 bill at a time for more than three years in and around Salem, Oregon.
  • Christmas bomber case appeal challenges NSA surveillance

    07/06/2016 7:39:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/06/2016 | Kristena Hansen | AP
    Mohamud is appealing his 2013 conviction on grounds that he was entrapped by undercover federal agents posing as al-Qaida members and the warrantless surveillance of his foreign communications violated his constitutional rights. It marks the first time a federal appeals court is considering whether the National Security Agency’s foreign surveillance programs — the same ones that came under scrutiny after the Edward Snowden leaks a few years ago — violate the Fourth Amendment rights of criminal defendants. Stephen Sady, Mohamud’s public defender, and another attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union urged the court for a new trial on grounds...
  • Officials: Man held in Oregon farm shooting deported 6 times

    07/01/2016 6:38:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/1/16 | Gillian Flaccus - AP
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Mexican national charged with aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of three people at a rural Oregon blueberry farm had been deported six times, most recently in 2013, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Bonifacio Oseguera-Gonzalez, 29, has no significant prior criminal convictions, but ICE asked Oregon authorities to turn him over to them if he's released from custody in the current case, the agency said in a statement to The Associated Press on Friday. Oseguera-Gonzalez pleaded not guilty to three counts of aggravated murder and one count of attempted murder Tuesday in Marion...
  • U.S. Forest Service barricades a forest road, destroys game trails in Idaho

    06/30/2016 11:10:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Watchdog ^ | June 20, 2016 | Marjorie Haun
    The United States Forest Service severely damaged a forest road and trail in Northwestern Idaho earlier this month, raising serious questions about the agency’s ability to care for federally-managed lands. During the first weekend in June, several members of Northwestern Gold Prospectors Association (NWGPA) planned to attend a gathering to prospect private claims in the Bedrock Gulch and Eagle Creek areas. When the prospectors arrived, Forest Road 152 was blocked with cement barricades and hundreds of felled trees. ... Photographs from that day show large logs laid crosswise and laterally on the trail, covered with hundreds of large pine branches...
  • Montana Veteran Convicted Over Pond … Here We Go Again!

    06/30/2016 11:32:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Redoubt News ^ | May 13, 2016 | Shari Dovale
    You might remember that Andy Johnson, the rancher from Wyoming, just won his case this week against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). That battle concerned their environmentally friendly stock pond on their private property. The EPA demanded that he remove the pond and threatened him with fines of $37,500 per day if he did not comply. The case was settled this week and the Johnson Family are happy. However… He is not the only citizen that the EPA has targeted. More cases are coming to light on the extreme overreach of this organization. Disabled Navy veteran Joseph Robertson, 77, of...
  • Driver accused of crashing into marijuana dispensary while high on marijuana

    06/29/2016 9:06:43 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 26 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 6/28/2016 | Everton Bailey Jr
    An 18-year-old man was arrested early Sunday on suspicion of driving while high on marijuana after he crashed into a marijuana dispensary in Happy Valley. Alan Alcantara hit an empty parked car near Stumptown Cannabis on Southeast 82nd Avenue around 1:05 a.m. and then crashed into the back wall of the business, according to a probable cause affidavit. He caused more than $1,000 in damages to the other car and the building, court papers said. Alcantara's passenger was taken to a hospital with a concussion, and Alcantara admitted to a Clackamas County sheriff's deputy to using marijuana before the crash,...
  • Cops: Ore. Mom Shoots, Kills Intruder in Child's Bedroom

    06/27/2016 12:30:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | 6/27/2016
    An Oregon mother shot and killed a home intruder she found in her child's bedroom early Sunday, reports CBS affiliate KOIN. Police say the 33-year-old woman returned home with her two children, 5 and 10, and found the unidentified intruder, 59. KOIN reports the woman shot the man, a stranger, with her personal handgun after a confrontation. Police tell the station the woman and her children are victims in the situation. They say the family is traumatized. They were reportedly not hurt in the incident. The woman cooperated with investigators and the case is being sent to the Multnomah County...
  • Video: 'USA" chant triggers and offends anti-Trump protesters at Portland State University

    06/22/2016 7:54:20 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 34 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | June 13, 2016 | Anthony Gockowski
    A Students for Trump event at Portland State University was greeted with hostility Saturday when campus police officers tried to kick Trump’s supporters to the curb while protesters reacted hysterically to chants of “USA! USA!” Students for Trump began the event by erecting a wall on campus but campus security attempted to force the students to leave on the grounds that the wall was a “structure” rather than a “sign,” and thus violated university policies. However, the students were ultimately allowed to remain on campus but were harshly ridiculed by their peers, who called them “pathetic,” “idiot,” and members of...
  • Oregon: Full-throttle growth, nears full-employment

    06/21/2016 12:29:29 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 30 replies
    Oregon Business Report ^ | June 15, 2016 | Josh Lehner
    On the backs of the consumer and the strengthening labor market, the U.S. economic expansion continues. Weakness and uncertainty remain in terms of the global economy, financial markets and the goods-producing industries. However, as the U.S. economy enters the seventh year of expansion, including the longest string on monthly job gains on record, the outlook remains positive. The ongoing job gains and wage growth are pulling workers back into the economy and measures of slack, or underutilization, show ongoing improvements.