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  • Vowel Movement: How Americans near the Great Lakes are radically changing the sound of English

    08/24/2012 2:10:57 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 129 replies
    Slate ^ | August 22, 2012 | Rob Mifsud
    On July 4, 1960, the Eugene (Ore.) Register-Guard rang in Independence Day with a dire Associated Press report by one Norma Gauhn headlined “American Dialects Disappearing.” The problem, according to “speech experts,” was the homogenizing effect of “mass communications, compulsory education, [and] the mobility of restless Americans.” These conformist pressures have only intensified in the half-century since the AP warned “that within four generations virtually all regional U.S. speech differences will be gone.” And so as we enter the predicted twilight of regional American English, it’s no surprise that publications as venerable as the Economist now confirm what our collective...
  • These are the California volcanoes most likely to erupt first

    05/19/2018 1:20:17 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 18, 2018 | Amy Graff
    It's not only a possibility in the Hawaiian Islands. A chain of about 40 volcanos runs along the West Coast between Canada and Mexico and all have the potential to become active. (The potential for each peak is outlined in the gallery above.) They've all erupted at least once in the past 10,000 years and they all have a supply of magma under them.
  • Oregon Standoff: Hearings Start Monday In FBI Agent Case As Defense Wants Experts Banned From Trial

    05/20/2018 6:14:20 AM PDT · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/19/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The defense lawyers for FBI Agent W. Joseph Astarita will be using four days of hearings in the coming week to tear down the prosecution's case against him. Astarita is accused of lying about the shots he fired in the direction of LaVoy Finicum at a roadblock along Route 395 in Harney County, Oregon on January 26, 2016. The shots were fired moments before Oregon State Police fatally shot Finicum alongside his truck. Federal prosecutors are using the work of an Oregon shooting team investigation that includes both expert witnesses and a 3-D animation of the trajectory of a bullet...
  • 1 Dead, 1 Injured In Cougar Attack In Washington State

    05/19/2018 5:12:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 138 replies
    KGW ^ | May 19, 2018 | Michael Crowe
    Two men were riding road bikes when the cougar attacked both of them. One person was killed and a second person injured in a cougar attack near North Bend Saturday. The attack happened in a very remote area northeast of Snoqualmie. According to the King County Sheriff's Office, two men were riding road bikes when the cougar attacked both of them. A 31-year-old man was taken to Harborview Medical Center for his injuries; he was alert and listed in serious condition. The second man fled into the woods to escape the cougar, but the animal chased after him. Search crews...
  • Oregon Standoff: Hey feds, This Is Real Domestic Terrorism This Day in 1974

    05/17/2018 3:54:49 AM PDT · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/17/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "now we need all the gas you can round up from Parker Center, any geographical division and we need it down here Code 3 as fast as you can get it down. In addition to that we need all the ammo we've got in the safe. We're taking automatic fire front and back from this location they're much better armed than we are...." LAPD officer on the radio May 17, 1974 during confrontation with SLA terrorists near 54th and Compton During the Oregon Standoff protest in early 2016 we heard and saw phrases like "militants", "armed standoff", "militia" and so...
  • Oregon Standoff: Lawyers For FBI Agent Accused Of Lying About Shooting At LaVoy Finicum Seek Delay

    05/13/2018 5:34:56 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 23 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/12/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The defense lawyers for FBI Agent W. Joseph Astarita, accused of lying about shooting at LaVoy Finicum at a roadblock on January 26, 2016, tried to get a federal judge to delay a series of hearings set to begin a week from Monday (May 21st). They said they needed time to get a statistician to detail out math errors in the prosecution's case regarding the trajectory of a bullet. But US District Judge Robert E. Jones said the hearing date of May 21st remains firm but that the defense can file additional reports on it contention. A federal prosecutor said...
  • Trump tax cut leaves blue states bluer, but they do have a way out (SALT sends NY, CA scrambling)

    05/04/2018 7:18:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 05/04/2018 | HUNT LAWRENCE AND DANIEL J. FLYNN
    High-tax states face a choice: reduce taxes or lose taxpayers. Stephen Moore and Art Laffer forecast in the Wall Street Journal the loss of 800,000 California and New York residents over the next three years. The exodus, the economics experts say, comes because of the tax bill, which limits the state and local tax (SALT) deduction to $10,000, passed in December. Previously, the feds forced no monetary limit on filers. California taxes individuals earning $1 million or more at a rate of 13.3 percent. New York levies an 8.8 percent rate upon individuals making a similar amount of money annually....
  • Jo Ann Hardesty says she's the angry black woman Portland City Council needs.

    05/03/2018 8:36:48 AM PDT · by nwrep · 63 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | May 2, 2018 | WW Staff
    Portland, OREGON: No matter who gets sworn in next January, the dynamics of City Hall will change. This City Hall race features six contenders: former state Rep. Jo Ann Hardesty (D-Portland), two-term Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith, architect Stuart Emmons, mayoral aide and David Douglas School Board member Andrea Valderrama, and Felicia Williams, the business manager at her partner's biotech firm, as well as perennial candidate Lew Humble. We've concluded that Hardesty, a Navy veteran, county aide and nonprofit leader, is the best person for the job. Hardesty is not without flaws. She doesn't always work well with others,...
  • Vanity - Oregon Candidates Rated Based on 2A Support.

    05/02/2018 6:33:55 PM PDT · by alphabeta · 7 replies
    Oregon Firearms Federation ^ | 5/2/2018 | alphabeta
    Here is a link to the Oregon Firearms Federation's 2018 Ratings of Oregon Candidates based on their support of the 2nd Amendment. There is a very serious threat to gun ownership in Oregon in the form of ballot initiatives 43 and 44. Initiative 43 bans any future sale or purchase of 'assault weapons'. Existing assault weapons would have to be registered with the state police. The definition of an assault weapon is so broad even a .22 semi-auto can fall under the ban. Example: The wording states any full or partial shroud meant to protect the non-trigger hand from being...
  • Oregon Standoff: New Information Leads To Amendment Of Death Suit From Lavoy Finicum's Family

    04/26/2018 4:01:09 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/25/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "269. The FBI, OSP and other defendants have publicly defended the deliberate ambush and murder of LaVoy Finicum on January 26, 2016, by alleging that after he exited the vehicle, and after he had been shot with at least five lethal rounds (as well as unknown number of non-lethal rounds), and after he had repeatedly placed his hands on top of his head in a surrender position; that he appeared to be reaching into his jacket." Amended lawsuit of LaVoy Finicum's family 4/24/2018 The pretrial release of grand jury testimony in the case of FBI agent W. Joseph Astarita, charged...
  • Hobby Lobby lawyer who beat Obamacare wins seat on federal appeals court

    04/24/2018 2:05:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 24, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    A lawyer who led the fight against Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate, eventually winning the Hobby Lobby case before the Supreme Court, won confirmation by the Senate Tuesday to a federal appeals court. Senators voted 50-47 to confirm Stuart Kyle Duncan to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Only one Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, broke with his party to support Mr. Duncan. Other Democrats voiced opposition to Mr. Duncan as an “unfit ideologue” who fought women’s access to reproductive healthcare. They also said his defense of state laws requiring photo-ID to vote,...
  • Jordan Peterson Responds to being banned from Linfield University [1:23:47]

    04/23/2018 7:13:52 AM PDT · by Voption · 24 replies
    YouTube/JBP ^ | April 22, 2018 | Dr. Jordan B. Peterson
    Dr. Jordan B. Peterson responds to being banned from Linfield University in Oregon.
  • Portland restaurant workers vote to become first fast food union in the country

    04/24/2018 11:37:39 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 104 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 04/24/2018 | By Jacqueline Thomsen
    Workers at a Burgerville restaurant in Portland, Ore., have voted to create the first formally recognized fast food union in the country. Willamette Week reported Monday that staff at one of the chain’s locations voted 18-4 to unionize, more than two years after workers began the push to be formally recognized as a union. Burgerville announced earlier this month that it would allow the staff to vote to unionize in a National Labor Relations Board-run election. "We started the BVWU to try to make things better for ourselves and our coworkers," Burgerville employee Mark Medina told Willamette Week. "The union...
  • Oregon Standoff: New Light Shed On LaVoy Finicum Killing...Grand Jury Transcripts In FBI Agent Case

    04/22/2018 5:56:03 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 26 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/21/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Mainstream media organizations in Oregon have obtained transcripts of the grand jury testimony that led to charges against FBI agent W. Joseph Astarita for lying about shots he fired just before Oregon State Police troopers killed LaVoy Finicum on January 26, 2016. It turns out that the FBI sent out its own Shooting Incident Review Team in February 2016 that was unable to determine if Astarita or the other FBI agents at the scene fired any shots. But the Oregon shooting team led by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office along with the Department of Justice's Office of Inspector General and...
  • Growing pains: how Oregon wound up with way more pot than it can smoke

    04/20/2018 1:27:43 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 67 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04/19/2018 | Lily Raff McCalou
    Trey Willison, a cannabis farmer in Eugene, first started worrying last May about there being too much marijuana in Oregon. He had sold all his “clone” plants to other growers, who were using them to cultivate yet more marijuana. “You start doing the math on that and it just didn’t make sense how people could be growing that many plants,” Willison said. Fast-forward nearly a year and Oregon does indeed have a glut of marijuana; there are over 1m lb of usable but unsold marijuana, according to the state tracking system. That’s more than 128m “eighths” of weed, and almost...
  • Charge dropped for man who won't file taxes citing religion

    04/14/2018 12:31:06 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 29 replies
    PORTLAND, ORE. A federal judge has dismissed a tax evasion charge against a man who describes himself as a Christian who refuses to give money to the government to support abortion. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Thursday the judge ruled that the government failed to provide evidence that Michael Bowman tried to conceal or mislead government officials. Prosecutors accused Bowman of not filing an accurate tax return since at least 1997. Bowman said he's been up front with the Internal Revenue Service, refusing to file a return or pay taxes since 1999 without some accommodation afforded to him for religious beliefs. The...
  • Report: Facebook Donated to 46 of 55 Members on Committee that Will Question Zuckerberg

    04/06/2018 7:30:33 PM PDT · by Revel · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/5/18 | Tony Lee
    According to a USA Today analysis, members on this year’s House Energy and Commerce Committee have received roughly $381,000 in Facebook-related contributions since 2007 with the average Republican getting $6,800 and the average Democrat getting $6,750. The report was based on data from the Center for Responsive Politics. Committee Chair Greg Walden (R-OR) reportedly received $27,000 while Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-NY) got $7,000 in Facebook-related contributions. Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), the Bay Area Democrat whose district is reportedly home to many Facebook executives and employees, got the most contributions, receiving $51,050 in the last decade. Walden and Pallone announced...
  • Oregon’s Liberal Dem Governor Kate Brown Accepted Large Soros Donation Three Days Before She trunc

    04/06/2018 11:01:35 AM PDT · by bitt · 61 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 4/6/2018 | Jim Hoft
    Liberal Democrat Governor Kate Brown accepted a large donation from George Soros only days before announcing that she will not send Oregon’s National Guard to the Southern border to help protect the country from illegal aliens. The Oregon RNC reported on Monday April 2nd, 2018, that the Oregon governor received a large donation from former Nazi collaborator and creepy Billionaire George Soros. ... Willamette Week is reporting(link is external) that Governor Kate Brown has accepted “an unprecedented” campaign check from George Soros, a billionaire left-wing hedge-fund manager and campaign donor who resides in New York. This is Soros’ “first direct...
  • Oregon Governor Refusing National Guard To Border Accepted Soros Donation 3 Days Earlier

    04/06/2018 7:54:20 AM PDT · by MNDude · 22 replies
    The Democrat Governor of the state of Oregon, Ms Kate Brown who was in the news this week for boldly stating that she would refuse any future demand from US President Donald Trump to send National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border, apparently received a $25,000 donation for her re-election campaign from American-Hungarian billionaire and known Democratic backer Mr George Soros just three days before making those statements.
  • Oregon Governor: If Donald Trump asks me to deploy Guard, I'll say no.

    04/04/2018 6:57:55 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 110 replies
    Twitter ^ | April 4, 2018 | Governor Kate Brown
    If @realDonaldTrump asks me to deploy Oregon Guard troops to the Mexico border, I’ll say no. As Commander of Oregon’s Guard, I’m deeply troubled by Trump’s plan to militarize our border. There’s been no outreach by the President or federal officials, and I have no intention of allowing Oregon’s guard troops to be used to distract from his troubles in Washington.