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  • Antifa targets ‘Google memo’ author James Damore’s talk at Portland State

    02/16/2018 10:27:27 PM PST · by blueplum · 21 replies
    Fox ^ | 16 Feb 2018 | Caleb Parke
    It’s not unusual for an uproar to erupt on college campuses when a conservative such as Ben Shapiro wants to make an appearance. But a bitter brouhaha over a Silicon Valley techie? That’s what’s happening at Portland State University after a student group invited former Google engineer James Damore to speak on campus about diversity. Damore had the spotlight shine on him after he got fired over a 10-page Google memo he wrote criticizing the company’s internal gender diversity policies and accusing the tech giant of “alienating conservatives.” {snip} Campus activists have called the students organizing Damore's event "misogynists," "white...
  • Criminal justice reformers aim big by targeting local DA races [Soros funded]

    02/14/2018 8:40:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 14, 2018 | by JON SCHUPPE
    DALLAS - If you can’t win big, go small. That’s the strategy gaining momentum among criminal justice reformers in the age of Trump, as the federal government hardens its approach to law enforcement. Instead of pouring money and energy into squeezing change out of Washington, national civil rights organizations are teaming with local groups to push their agendas in county-level district attorney races, where a few thousand votes can determine who asserts the most influence over the local justice system. Picking their targets carefully, and crunching election data to influence pivotal voter blocs - and benefiting from the largesse of...
  • Oregon Gray Wolf Shoot: Defensive Gun Use of the Day [VIDEO]

    02/11/2018 6:31:15 PM PST · by marktwain · 25 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 11 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Last year, am Oregon elk hunter shot and killed a wolf charging directly at himCheck out the video of his interview with a state game official below. Before we get to the details, a little lupine history via oregonwild.com: Gray wolves (Canis lupus) were once common in Oregon, occupying most of the state. However, a deliberate effort to eradicate the species was successful by the late 1940s. In fact, trouble for wolves began almost 100 years earlier, in the years before Oregon became a state. In 1843 the first wolf bounty was established and Oregon’s first legislative session was...
  • Chinese Tanker Had A Container Full Of Dead Americans

    02/09/2018 5:08:27 AM PST · by smileyface · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Feb 8 2018 | Chris White
    Exporting companies are using Chinese ships, planes, and trucks to transport dead Americans across the world for research purposes, according to a Thursday report from Reuters. A Hong Kong flagged cargo ship departed South Carolina in July carrying 6,000 pounds of human remains valued at $67,204. The container’s temperature was set to 5 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent the parts from spoiling. Relatives of the dead, meanwhile, did not realize their loved ones’ remains were being dismembered and sent to Europe and elsewhere, the report notes. Body brokers like Oregon-based MedCure rely on lax regulations to export heads, shoulders, knees and...
  • Man pleads guilty to trying to throw co-worker into wood chipper

    02/08/2018 2:42:53 PM PST · by nwrep · 48 replies
    KATU News ^ | February 8, 2018 | KATU Staff
    KEIZER, Ore. – A man who worked for a tree trimming service was sentenced to prison time after he pleaded guilty to trying to push his co-worker into a wood chipper, head-first. Officers arrested Scott Iverson on attempted murder and attempted assault charges after the incident back on May 1, 2017. Iverson's co-worker at R&R Tree Service, Austin Crawford, told police they were working at a property on Moneda Avenue N when Iverson put him in a choke hold and tried to push him into the wood chipper machine. Another employee intervened and stopped Iverson. Iverson pleaded guilty to the...
  • Undocumented Woman Cleared For Liver Transplant After Oregon Hospital Rolls Back 'Archaic' Policy

    02/08/2018 11:37:03 AM PST · by massmike · 43 replies
    Time.com ^ | 02/08/2018 | Jamie Ducharme
    Silvia Lesama-Santos, a mother of four who is covered by her husband’s insurance and has lived in Portland for 30 years, was originally denied care at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) hospital because of her immigration status, the Oregonian reports. The Oregon chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) took up Lesama-Santos’ case, putting out a statement on Tuesday calling for the hospital to roll back any policy that limits access to organ transplants based on immigration status. “Everyone deserves to have access to life-saving medical care,” the statement reads. “It is inhumane and cruel to deny care...
  • West Virginia Bill Would Finally Ban Taxpayer Funding of Abortions

    02/06/2018 7:48:01 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Feb 5, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A West Virginia bill that would end taxpayer funding for abortions in the state is slated for a public hearing Monday in the state House. West Virginia is one of 17 states that funds elective abortions for low-income women through Medicaid. State House Bill 4012 would end taxpayer funding for abortions except when medically necessary to save the mother’s life, the AP reports. Since 1977, state taxpayers have been forced to pay millions of dollars for tens of thousands unborn babies’ abortion deaths, according to West Virginians for Life. “The federal government limits tax funding of abortions to cases of...
  • Sessions sanctuary city crackdown hits Calif., Ore., NYC, Chicago, LA hardest,... lose $53 Million!

    01/27/2018 10:22:31 AM PST · by caww · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan. 2, 2019 | Paul Bedard
    The Center for Immigration Studies has listed areas in jeopardy of losing their Byrne Justice Assistance Grants, which it called “the largest source of federal criminal justice funds for state and local authorities.” Some cities have sued to stop the administration. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been eager for the funding crackdown because some 300 sanctuary jurisdictions block their agents from entering jails to arrest criminal illegals. Instead, they have to wait until the illegal immigrants are arrested and ICE officials say that makes it a far more dangerous situation than in a jail.
  • Oregon, Washington want to hike taxes to combat global warming

    02/02/2018 6:15:11 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 1, 2018 | By Dan Springer
    SEATTLE – When President Trump was candidate Trump, he called climate change a hoax. Since taking the Oval Office, he’s said very little about greenhouse gasses and their impact on the planet. But he did issue a statement that he plans to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement, which aims to reduce emissions as a way to stop global warming. But West Coast states are driving in the opposite direction, with designs of erecting a green wall built on taxing carbon. “This is both an economic benefit for the state of Washington and a job creator,” said...
  • Previously Deported Mexican National Convicted of Raping 9-Year-Old Girl in Sanctuary City

    02/04/2018 6:25:26 AM PST · by Lera · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Feb 2018 | Bob Price
    An Oregon jury convicted a previously deported Mexican national of sexually assaulting a nine-year-old girl. The convicted child-rapist has a history of crimes in the U.S. The little girl’s mother told law enforcement officials in Clackamas County last year that a man broke into their 9 and 5-year-old daughters’ bedroom. The man came through the window of their apartment at night on February 25 and sexually assaulted their daughter. Although he escaped through a window, law enforcement officials were able to find his fingerprints
  • Reed College to revise Western Civ class after protests call it too ‘Caucasoid’ and ‘Eurocentric’

    02/02/2018 8:25:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    College Fix ^ | February 2, 2018 | Michael Jones
    Reed College leaders have agreed to revise a mandatory freshman humanities course focused on the Western Canon in the wake of a protracted student protest campaign against the class that decried it as too “Caucasoid” and “Eurocentric.”
  • D.B. Cooper team behind stunning breakthrough in case accuses FBI of cover-up, 'flat-out lying'

    02/01/2018 4:20:32 PM PST · by LucyT · 19 replies
    The OrgeonLive ^ | February 01, 2018 | DOUGLAS PERRY
    Journalist and documentary filmmaker Thomas J. Colbert has spent years chasing leads in an attempt to figure out the identity of the famed skyjacker known as D.B. Cooper. Today, the chase will end -- outside the entrance to the FBI’s Washington, D.C., headquarters. There, Colbert plans to level serious charges against the federal law-enforcement agency. “As we suspected, records show the Bureau has been stonewalling, covering up evidence and flat-out lying for decades,” ............................................
  • Recently freed rancher Cliven Bundy sues Nevada, Clark County

    02/01/2018 4:05:22 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | January 26, 2018 | David Ferrara
    Lifelong Southern Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, recently cleared of federal charges and freed from jail after nearly two years, has turned his sights on state and county government. In a lawsuit filed Thursday in Clark County District Court, Bundy claimed that former resident Barack Obama’s late 2016 establishment of Gold Butte National Monument, which occurred while the rancher was in federal custody, was “as illegal as it is unlawful” and would preclude him from continuing to function on his land and destroy his livelihood. ... “Recognizing that the land is not owned by the United States of America, (Bundy) has...
  • Passengers in Finicum's truck file separate civil suit against FBI, Harney County sheriff

    01/31/2018 4:24:04 PM PST · by Nextrush · 22 replies
    The passengers riding in the truck of Oregon refuge occupation spokesman Robert "LaVoy" Finicum on Jan. 26, 2016 have filed their own civil rights lawsuit against the FBI, Harney County sheriff and others, including a federal informant. It's the second civil suit stemming from the day when FBI and police arrested leaders of the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife refuge...... Cox, Ryan Bundy and singer Victoria Sharp were crouched in the back seat of the truck at the roadblock. Ryan Payne had earlier gotten out of the front passenger seat of the truck when police first stopped it...
  • Proposed law would make Trump reveal tax return to be on Oregon's 2020 ballot

    01/23/2018 4:39:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | January 23, 2018 | Gordon R. Friedman
    Donald Trump was the first presidential candidate since Richard Nixon not to reveal his federal income tax return. Some Oregon Democrats want to try to make him the last. A bill introduced Monday in Salem would require candidates for president and vice president to give a copy of their most recent tax return to the Oregon Secretary of State with written permission that the document can be made public. Alternatively, the candidate could fill out Oregon’s standard income disclosure form for public officials. The requirement would apply to candidates on primary and general election ballots and those wishing to be...
  • Oregon's Earl Blumenauer to skip State of the Union, will send DREAMer instead

    01/23/2018 11:29:14 AM PST · by bgill · 53 replies
    oregonlive ^ | Jan. 23, 2018 | Kale Williams
    On Monday, Blumenauer took to Facebook again, to announce he'll be sending a DACA recipient, or DREAMer, to "remind Trump that these are real people with families and jobs, who are vital to our communities."...In social media posts, the congressman has called the president's actions, specifically his use of a vulgar term to describe some countries in Africa, "shameful," "disgraceful" and "racist." Last year, he introduced legislation called the "No TRUMP Act" after reports that federal officials spent taxpayer dollars at Trump-owned properties. Additionally, he introduced a bill that would make it easier to remove the president via the 25th...
  • Tsunami alert West Coast, BC, Washington, Oregon, California

    01/23/2018 3:22:06 AM PST · by ifinnegan · 52 replies
    USG ^ | 1/23/18 | USG
    WEAK51 PAAQ 231042 TSUAK1 BULLETIN Public Tsunami Message Number 3 NWS National Tsunami Warning Center Palmer AK 142 AM AKST Tue Jan 23 2018 UPDATES ------- * Revised magnitude ...THE TSUNAMI WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT... ...THE TSUNAMI WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT... Tsunami Warning in Effect for; * BRITISH COLUMBIA, The Juan de Fuca Strait coast, the outer west coast of Vancouver Island, the central coast and northeast Vancouver Island, and the north coast and Haida Gwaii * SOUTHEAST ALASKA, The inner and outer coast from The BC/Alaska Border to Cape Fairweather, Alaska (80 miles SE of Yakutat) * SOUTH ALASKA...
  • Dem Senator’s Euphemism for Illegal Immigrants: “Community Members”

    01/19/2018 5:27:23 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You might call them illegal immigrants. Others like “Dreamers.” But Dem Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon has come up with a new euphemism: “community members.” Interviewed on CNN this morning, Merkley, three times in less than a minute, spoke of “community members” when referring to people in the country illegally. He bemoaned the fact that “more than 100 lose their legal status each day.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Here Are The Democrats Boycotting The State Of The Union Because Trump Is A Liar And A Racist

    01/16/2018 10:02:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 92 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    President Donald J. Trump is set to deliver the State of the Union on January 30. To no one’s surprise, a few Democrats will be boycotting the event. Well, five total—all the typical loudmouths of the Democratic Party.1. Frederica Wilson (D-FL)2. Maxine Waters (D-CA)3. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.)4. John Lewis (D-GA)5. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)Lewis thinks Trump is a racist after the “s**thole countries remark”: Lewis, 77, said he cannot go forward with attending the address to Congress, after what President Donald Trump "has said about so many Americans... I wouldn't be honest with myself."He also told NBC News he believes...
  • 2018 could see wave of West Coast climate pollution pricing

    01/17/2018 7:32:41 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 17, 2018 | by Gregory Scruggs
    SEATTLE - If elected officials get their way, the entire West Coast of North America could be putting a price on pollution by the end of this year. As state legislature sessions opened this month, Washington state Governor Jay Inslee called for a carbon tax and Oregon legislators proposed a “cap and invest” system. Both policies are designed to make industrial emitters of carbon dioxide pay some of the costs of damage caused by growing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and to create incentives for them to reduce emissions. Carbon dioxide emissions are one of the major drivers...