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  • ‘Splodey Head Alert – Oregon Poll: Donald Trump 53%, Hillary Clinton 26% (Independents)…

    05/28/2016 9:42:13 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 31 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 29, 2016 | sundance
    Oh my. A recent Clout Research poll from the State of Oregon (full pdf below), not exactly well known as a bastion of all things republican, shows candidate Donald Trump beating Hillary Clinton 44 to 42%. However, with Independent Voters, Donald Trump is CRUSHING Hillary Clinton by 27 points 53% to 26%. The Monster Vote effect:
  • Oregon General Election Voters Give Edge to Trump over Hillary

    05/28/2016 6:35:01 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 65 replies
    Clout Research ^ | May 28, 2016 | Fritz Wenzel
    The survey of Oregon voters statewide showed that, in a prospective General Election match-up between presumptive Republican Party nominee Donald Trump and likely Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton, Trump leads by a small margin, 44% to 42%, with 13% yet undecided.
  • Oregon woman touches another woman’s private parts aboard flight from Las Vegas

    05/27/2016 6:47:23 PM PDT · by drewh · 63 replies
    An Oregon woman touched another woman’s breasts and genitals without her consent on a flight to Portland Sunday night, police said. Heidi McKinney, 26, was arrested on third-degree sex abuse charges when Alaska Airlines Flight 621 from Las Vegas landed at Portland International Airport, according to a police report obtained by The Smoking Gun. Port of Portland police said McKinney fondled the woman as the aircraft traveled over Oregon. The other passenger told investigators McKinney touched her without her approval. N.J. WOMAN TESTIFIES AGAINST AIRPLANE PERV WHO GROPED HER Multnomah County Sheriff’s detention officers released her on bail Monday in...
  • Ammon Bundy retains new lawyer, former Utah State Rep. J. Morgan Philpot from Molalla (OR Standoff)

    05/27/2016 3:49:11 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Ammon Bundy. the leader of the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, has retained a new lawyer, J. Morgan Philpot, a former Utah state representative who born in Molalla, Oregon. Late Wednesday, Eugene-based attorney Mike Arnold, who was retained by Bundy after his Jan. 26 arrest, filed a notice of "substitution of counsel," for Philpot. "He is intimately familiar with land use issues central to the Malheur protest," Arnold said in a prepared statement. Arnold has been an outspoken advocate and defender of Bundy. His courthouse step pronouncements and social media postings drew complaints to the Oregon State...
  • Feds admit FBI agents shouldn't have questioned Oregon standoff defendant David Fry

    05/26/2016 3:57:33 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 5/25/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    FBI agents shouldn't have questioned Oregon standoff figure David Fry after taking him into custody Feb. 11 because his attorney already had invoked Fry's right to remain silent, federal prosecutors admitted Wednesday. "The government acknowledges that agents should not have questioned him," Assistant U.S.Attorney Ethan Knight wrote in a legal brief. Fry's attorney, Per C. Olson, had contacted Knight and Oregon's federal public defender earlier Feb. 11, asking them to contact the FBI to relay his request to speak with Fry and his desire that Fry not answer any questions from police once he was arrested. Olson contacted Knight at...
  • Legislators Blast DOJ Double Standard: Rancher Finicum vs. Occupy Leftists

    05/24/2016 3:17:09 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | 24 May 2016 | William F. Jasper
    Seven state legislators from Arizona have called upon the attorneys general of the states of Arizona, Nevada “and any other states with standing,” to bring legal action against Oregon law-enforcement officials and prosecutors, as well as against the FBI, over the shooting death this past January of Arizona rancher Robert Lavoy Finicum. In a letter to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt, the Arizona lawmakers contrast the extreme treatment accorded Finicum, the Bundy ranching family, and their supporters versus the kid-glove treatment given to the violent and destructive leftist demonstrators of the various “Occupy”...
  • Transgender Teacher Gets $60k After Co-Workers Won’t Call Her ‘They’

    05/24/2016 10:35:10 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/23/2016 | Blake Neff
    A “transmasculine” teacher at an Oregon elementary school has been awarded $60,000 by her school district as compensation for harassment she claims to have suffered on the job, including being referred to by the wrong pronoun. The school conducted an internal investigation after Soell complained, but found no proof of harassment. The state’s labor commissioner, Brad Avakian, forced a bakery to pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple they wouldn’t bake a cake for, and he has also compelled a bar owner to pay a whopping $400,000 to a group of transgender customers he tried to ban from his bar. Eager...
  • Transgender Teacher Gets $60k After Co-Workers Won’t Call Her ‘They’

    05/24/2016 8:21:50 AM PDT · by PROCON · 97 replies
    dailycaller ^ | May 23, 2016 | Blake Neff
    A “transmasculine” teacher at an Oregon elementary school has been awarded $60,000 by her school district as compensation for harassment she claims to have suffered on the job, including being referred to by the wrong pronoun. According to The Oregonian, Leo Soell was born a woman, but now prefers to identify as “transmasculine” and “genderqueer,” meaning she does not consider herself to be male or female. After getting breast cancer in late 2014, she had her breasts amputated to create a more masculine appearance and changed her name to Leo. Once she returned from medical school in May, 2015, Soell...
  • Conspiracy charge in Oregon standoff case can 'chill' political dissent, defense lawyer says

    05/24/2016 3:58:55 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 5/23/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    A federal conspiracy charge against 25 occupiers accused of stopping federal officers from doing their work at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is constitutionally vague and has the potential to "chill the most crucial First Amendment activity"-political dissent, defense lawyer Amy Baggio argued Monday. The charge provides a "sphere of protection" for federal employees, but it's so broadly worded that it could restrict free speech and assembly designed to criticize the federal government and how its employees exercise their duties, Baggio said. "This statute can chill, it can threatened not only First Amendment expression but the Second Amendment right to...
  • 'Gigantic' corporate tax hike likely headed to Oregon voters

    05/23/2016 7:40:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 23, 2016 7:33 PM EDT | Kristena Hansen
    A massive $2.8 billion annual corporate tax hike is likely headed to Oregon voters in November, a move that could create the most aggressive tax climate for big business of any state in the nation. The ballot proposal comes as raising taxes on the wealthy and large corporations is at the forefront of a national debate — especially among Democratic progressives such as Bernie Sanders and much of Oregon’s electorate — about how to close the gaping economic disparities between rich and poor in a post-Great Recession era. The proposal’s labor-union backers are just one step from getting the measure...
  • Portland (OR) school board votes to BAN books that question or deny climate change from classroom

    05/22/2016 4:25:13 PM PDT · by matt04 · 42 replies
    School officials in Portland, Oregon, have banned books questioning climate change from the classroom. The city's public school board voted last week that any material saying climate change doesn't exist or that humans are not at fault should be removed. The resolution also directs school staff to develop an implementation plan for 'curriculum and educational opportunities that address climate change and climate justice in all Portland Public Schools.' The measure was passed even though the Oregon Institute of Science and medicine is circulating a petition which states: 'there is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane,...
  • Primed To Fight The Government - WaPo hit piece

    05/21/2016 6:23:07 PM PDT · by Little Pig · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/21/2016 | Kevin Sullivan
    REDMOND, Ore. — B.J. Soper took aim with his AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and fired a dozen shots at a human silhouette target. Soper’s wife and their 16-year-old daughter practiced drawing pistols. Then Soper helped his 4-year-old daughter, in pink sneakers and a ponytail, work on her marksmanship with a .22-caliber rifle. Deep in the heart of a vast U.S. military training ground, surrounded by spent shotgun shells and juniper trees blasted to shreds, the Central Oregon Constitutional Guard was conducting its weekly firearms training. “The intent is to be able to work together and defend ourselves if we need to,”...
  • Portland public schools ban textbooks that cast doubt on climate change

    05/22/2016 9:03:44 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies
    Portland public schools ban textbooks that cast doubt on climate change | Fox News The Portland Public Schools board voted last week to ban any materials that cast doubt on climate change, the Portland Tribune reported. According to the resolution passed May 17, the school district must remove any textbooks and other materials that suggest climate change is not occurring or that says human beings are not responsible for it. “A lot of the text materials are kind of thick with the language of doubt, and obviously the science says otherwise,” said Bill Bigelow, a former Portland public school teacher...
  • PSU students stage ‘die-in’ to demand disarming of police (Oregon)

    05/21/2016 1:49:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | May 12, 2016 | Anthony Gockowski, Investigative Reporter
    Hundreds of students at Portland State University shut down traffic Tuesday while staging a die-in to protest the school’s armed public safety officers. “So, I do believe I have mentioned the die-in before—what that entails is a lot of us who are abused so to say…we’re going to be laying down in the street outside so [the president] can see us so he knows what the Board of Trustees does to us, which is it kills us,” one protester explained. A video published by Vidmax shows nearly 200 students proceeding to lay down in the middle of traffic causing a...
  • Amid Shouts of 'Shame,' House GOP Defeats Gay Rights Measure

    05/19/2016 5:37:10 PM PDT · by massmike · 63 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com/ ^ | 05/19/2016 | ERICA WERNER
    Democrats shouted "Shame! Shame!," but seven Republicans switched their votes and defeated a measure to protect gay rights. The final vote was 213-212 after the chaos on the House floor. That was enough to defeat an amendment by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., aimed at upholding an executive order that bars discrimination against LGBT employees by federal contractors. Maloney and other Democrats were incensed. "They literally snatched discrimination from the jaws of equality," Maloney said. He said he had approached Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., as McCarthy worked on GOP colleagues to vote against the measure. McCarthy told Maloney to...
  • FBI interrogation of Oregon refuge holdout David Fry called into question (Oregon Standoff)

    05/20/2016 4:32:06 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 5/18/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Two FBI agents questioned David Fry immediately after his Feb. 11 arrest at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge despite prior notice by Fry's court-appointed lawyer objecting to any interrogation and invoking Fry's right to remain silent, court records reveal. Attorney Per C. Olson has asked the court to order the government to turn over communications between federal prosecutors and any law enforcement officers involved in the arrest, detention and questioning of Fry that day. Fry was one of the last four holdouts......_
  • First Oregon Standoff defendant pleads guily to federal conspiracy charge

    05/20/2016 4:03:19 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 5/19/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Corey Lequieu pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to impede federal officer at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, becoming the first of 26 defendants indicted on the charge to admit using threats, intimidation or force to take over the federal bird sanctuary and keep federal workers out. Federal prosecutors will recommend that Lequieu spend two-and-a-half years in prison. Lequieu, 46, must pay restitution to the government, an amount yet to be determined, and waived any right to an appeal. He will remain in custody pending his Aug. 25 sentencing...... As part of the plea deal, the government agreed not to level...
  • Portland State Students Stage “Die-In” Because Cops Carry Guns

    05/19/2016 8:55:58 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 45 replies
    thefederalistpaper ^ | Robert Gehl
    This week, students at Portland State University decided to take a break from whatever studies they have and make fools of themselves. They staged a “die-in” to protest the fact that police carry guns. That’s right. They want officers unarmed. “So, I do believe I have mentioned the die-in before—what that entails is a lot of us who are abused so to say…we’re going to be laying down in the street outside so [the president] can see us so he knows what the Board of Trustees does to us, which is it kills us,” one protester explained. The video...
  • Trump easily wins Oregon Republican race (Welcome new votes from Camp-Bernie)

    05/18/2016 6:32:01 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 44 replies
    Portland Tribune ^ | May 18, 2016 | Geoff Pursinger
    Donald Trump further cemented his claim after winning big in Oregon on Tuesday ....promising during his Eugene rally to carry the state during the general election. If Trump manages that feat, he’d be the first Republican to win Oregon in the general election since Ronald Reagan in 1984. “Congratulations to THE MOVEMENT,” Trump tweeted... “We've just won THE GREAT STATE OF OREGON. The vote percentage is higher than anticipated! Thank you.” [67%] William Joseph Fields ... was a LIFELONG DEMOCRAT before he SWITCHED HIS PARTY AFFILIATION ...TO SUPPORT TRUMP. “I was a complete and utter Bernie supporter,” he said standing...
  • Clinton, Sanders split Democrat nominating contests in Oregon, Kentucky

    05/18/2016 2:38:51 AM PDT · by Ken H · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 18, 2016 | GINGER GIBSON AND EMILY STEPHENSON
    Democrat candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders each picked up primary wins on Tuesday in yet another demonstration of how divided the party is in the drawn-out national race to win the nomination for November's general election. Clinton narrowly defeated Sanders in Kentucky, a state where she was not expected to win. Sanders bested her in Oregon, a state that played to his strengths.
  • Bernie Sanders Takes Oregon, Looks to California

    05/18/2016 3:08:15 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 55 replies
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, victor over Hillary Clinton in the Oregon primary on Tuesday, told supporters in California that he is pressing on with his campaign and would win there on June 7.
  • Oregon Exit Polls: Sanders SKYROCKETS, Kentucky: Close Race

    05/17/2016 4:30:49 PM PDT · by drewh · 71 replies
    evidence points to a Sanders Sweep in the Beaver State, according to Oregon sources. Meanwhile, Kentucky is shaping up to be a big battle and a nail biter
  • LIVE THREAD: Oregon/Kentucky Primary Day and Returns

    05/17/2016 10:49:28 AM PDT · by Suz in AZ · 577 replies
    Oregon Primary is today, Tuesday May 17, 2016. Results will begin being posted at 8:00 pm PDT (11 pm EDT). Come on in, kick off your shoes and enjoy the fun!
  • New poll shows Hillary Clinton topping Sanders, Trump in Oregon(Hillary 48%,Sanders 33%; Trump +31%)

    05/16/2016 8:01:36 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 46 replies
    kptv ^ | May 10, 2016 7:37 PM MST | Staff
    A new voter survey conducted for Fox 12 and Oregon Public Broadcasting shows ... According to the results from DHM Research, if the primary vote tallies match typical numbers, Clinton could beat Sanders by 15 percent. Though gender seems to play little role in voter preference, voters are split by age when it comes to candidate support. In voters older than 45, Clinton sees twice the support of Sanders, but in those younger than 45, the Vermont senator has three times the support as the former secretary of state. Clinton is also polling stronger with those who vote more frequently,...
  • Oregon could be a swing state in 2016

    05/16/2016 5:18:26 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    statespoll.com ^ | May 16, 2016
    Oregon is generally considered as Blue State. Yes, still it is. But Oregon has a potential to be a swing state in 2016. 1. Party Affiliation (2014). Oregon Party Affiliation didn’t change much in last 2 years. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/27/state-party-registration_n_5399977.html Democrats 39% Republican 31% Independents 30% Considering 49% would be a winning numbers. If TRUMP gets 15% of the Democrats, 90% of the Republican, 55% of the Independent. 39%(DEM) X 12% + 31%(Rep) x 90% + 30%(Inde) x 55% = 49.08%. 2. Racial Demogrpahics. Voters Shares(considering Turnouts) in 2016, it would be White 89% | Hispanic 6.5% | Black 2% | Asian...
  • Messages on church reader board stir controversy (Libtards outraged over biblical truth)

    05/16/2016 6:32:19 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    KATU News ^ | May 16, 2016 | Stephen Mayer
    HOOD RIVER, Ore. (KATU) - The view from the Belmont Drive Missionary Baptist Church is beautiful, but many say the messages outside the church are downright ugly. The reader board now displays two messages. The first reads, "Wake up Christians. Allah is not our God. Muhammad not greater than Jesus." The second says, "Only the Bible is God's word. 'Holy book.' Koran is just another book." "I literally had to stop and back up and make sure I saw what I saw, and I was profoundly offended and upset by it," Eric Cohn said. [Snip] "I was really annoyed...
  • Muslims Demand “Bigoted” Church Sign Removal, Pastor Has Perfect Reply

    05/16/2016 4:48:19 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 107 replies
    Mad world news ^ | May 15, 2016 | Dom the conservative
    Expecting the peaceful pastor to cave, they were shocked and enraged when he not only refused to remove it, but offered the perfect response. Belmont Drive Missionary Baptist Church in Oregon has caused a disturbing stir in self-important hypocrites who believe that Islam is a supreme religion that should never be criticized. The church in Hood River has caused the thought police to sound the alarm on bigotry, proving their own intolerance. WSBT rushed to the scene of a political correctness crime, in which the Baptist church displayed a message on their sign declaring, “Wake up Christians. Allah is not...
  • Welcome to a Bernie Sanders Wiccan ritual

    05/15/2016 1:38:58 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 24 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 14, 2016 | Chris Megerian
    Participants were “smudged,” meaning the smoke from the sweetgrass was wafted over them before they could enter the sacred circle and begin a Wiccan ritual to support Sanders ahead of Oregon’s primary on Tuesday. “Welcome to the ‘Feeling the Bern ritual,’” Leigha Lafleur, 41, told the gathering as she prepared to lead them in the “amplification of positive energy of Bernie Sanders and the progressive movement.”
  • Recall petition filed against Harney County Judge Stephen Grasty (Oregon Standoff)

    05/14/2016 4:02:20 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 5/12/2013 | Jim Ryan
    A recall petition has been filed against Harney County commissioner Steve Grasty in the aftermath of the 41-day takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge by armed militants earlier this year. Petitioners say they gathered 566 signatures, the Oregon Secretary of State's Office reported Thursday. The valid signatures of 444 active registered Hareny County voters are needed to force a recall election or compel his resignation. Grasty is the County Court judge--not a judge in the traditional sense, but essentially chairman of the county commission. If the petition is validated, Grasty will have to resign or submit a "statement of...
  • First Oregon standoff defendant pleads guilty (with LaVoy Finicum when he took down spy cams)

    05/13/2016 4:00:57 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 5/12/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Scott Willingham, who was part of the security team during the takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing government property. Willingham was accused of taking or converting government-owned cameras for his own use. He faced two counts of theft of government property but entered a guilty plea in federal court in Portland to one count. The other was dismissed. Willingham hasn't been charged in the larger conspiracy case stemming from the Jan. 2 refuge takeover, but is the 27th person to face federal indictment in the 41-day occupation of the wildlife sanctuary outside Burns. He's...
  • Domino’s Pizza Workers Help Save Loyal Customer’s Life

    05/10/2016 8:21:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    KFOR ^ | MAY 10, 2016 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI
    A group of Domino’s Pizza workers in Oregon helped save a man’s life over the weekend, police said. When the employees didn’t hear from one of their regular customers for several days, they sent one of their drivers, Tracey Hamblen, to check on him. According to KATU, the man didn’t answer the door, but the lights and television were on. That’s when Hamblen called 911. When deputies responded to the man’s home, they heard someone calling for help. They found the man on the ground and in need of medical attention. He’s now in stable condition. A manager said the...
  • The rise of militias: Patriot candidates are now getting elected in Oregon

    05/10/2016 4:19:28 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 4 replies
    Guardian ^ | 05.10.2016 | Jason Wilson
    ...this notion that is once again becoming central to local politics in the Pacific north-west. Throughout the region, people whose ideas about land management broadly align with Rice and the now infamous Bundy clan are aiming for elected office in cities, counties and even the state houses.
  • In a down-on-its-luck Oregon mill town, the savior they're waiting for is Donald Trump

    05/08/2016 8:15:57 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 2,2016 | Nigel Duara
    “We have what we need to stay in business right here,” Jones says, pointing to the lush pine and cedar forests that surround this town of 1,800 people on the northwest slope of the Siskiyou mountain range. “But we can't get out there to cut it down because one agency won't talk to another one, or the environmentalists tie it up in court.” Then a series of environmental lawsuits in the 1980s and early 1990s brought new federal restrictions on logging from public lands. To keep timber-dependent counties afloat, the federal government offered money to replace the taxes they lost,...
  • Trump Rally Spokane Darryl Thorn and Nathan Seim booted (Trump Boots Oregon Standoff Figure)

    05/08/2016 8:38:04 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 73 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5/8/2016 | Goblin Seimen
    (At 00:00) DONALD TRUMP "Is this guy on our side or not, let me see, huh, you on our side? Are you on our side? Okay, now put your hand down. This guy's got his hand up and everybody's pointing. I think he's lying. Is he lying when he says "Yes". Are you are on our side? Ahem, out...out......(Crowd cheers).......
  • California Likely Voting on Marijuana Legalization This November

    05/08/2016 4:54:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/7/2016 | Christine Rousselle
    It looks as though California will be considering a measure this November to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults over the age of 21. If the ballot measure actually makes the ballot, both California and Maine may soon be joining Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Alaska, and the District of Columbia as states where it's completely legal to toke up. To make the ballot, organizers had to garner more than 365,880 signatures. According to the coalition behind the ballot initiative, over 600,000 people have signed in support. Supporters of the measure include Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsome (D) and Facebook president...
  • A night with Trump (Saturbray)

    05/07/2016 7:17:55 AM PDT · by bray · 34 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 5/7/16 | bray
    Leviticus 22:25 Neither from a stranger's hand shall ye offer the bread of your God of any of these; because their corruptionis in them, and blemishes be in them: they shall not be accepted for you. For Donald Trump to fly out to America’s outback to give a speech tells what type of man he is. He is a man of his word and he told people he would be here so he flew six hours from Omaha of all places to give a speech that exhausted the crowd while he still looked fresh after going over an hour with...
  • 2 Trump Rallies today:Omaha, NE @ 4pm CDT & Eugene, OR @ 7pm PDT

    05/06/2016 1:08:59 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 803 replies
    Today May 6th, 2016 Donald J. Trump for President Rally 'Make America Great Again' in OMAHA, NEBRASKA Werner Enterprises Hangar @ 4pm CDT. Omaha, Nebraska Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska and the county seat of Douglas County. Omaha is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 10 miles (15 km) north of the mouth of the Platte River. Omaha is the anchor of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area, which includes Council Bluffs, Iowa, across the Missouri River from Omaha. According to the 2010 census, Omaha's population was 408,958, making it the...
  • Microbes make tubular microtunnels on Earth and perhaps on Mars

    05/04/2016 9:17:42 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 8 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 5/4/2016 | Matthew P.C. Nikitczuk
    Tubular microtunnels believed to be the trace fossils formed by microbes inhabiting volcanic rock interiors have only been reported in oceanic and subglacial settings. This is the first observation of such features in basaltic volcanic glass erupted in a continental lake environment, the Fort Rock volcanic field. As a result, the record of subsurface microbial activity in the form of endolithic microborings is prospectively expanded. Our understanding of the range of environments and conditions that microtunnels can form in is enhanced along with our knowledge of potentially habitable environments on Earth and beyond. The Fort Rock volcanic field has analogous...
  • Behold the Nominee: Will the GOP Embrace Its Trump Nightmare or Walk Away?

    05/03/2016 7:04:11 PM PDT · by Milhous · 64 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | May 3, 2016 9:09 p.m. | Ed Kilgore
    Well, so much for suspense. The networks called Indiana for Donald Trump about five seconds after the polls closed, and within two hours Ted Cruz announced he was suspending his campaign. Trump is winning a majority of the vote and will likely win all 57 delegates. Even if a few delegates stray back across the line, this win clinched the nomination for Trump. He will now have well over 1,000 bound delegates, which is less than 200 from what he needs to make it a lock. And that's without the unbound delegates he definitely has in Pennsylvania and is sure...
  • John Kasich Tells Oregon Voters His Wife Agreed: Keep Going

    04/29/2016 9:27:34 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    PORTLAND, Ore. — Gov. John Kasich was helping his wife carry some clothes to the basement of their home in Ohio on Wednesday when they broached the subject that many Republicans have been wondering about. Should he continue his presidential campaign? After all, Mr. Kasich has not won a single state aside from Ohio. He has fewer delegates than Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, who ended his own bid more than a month ago. And on Tuesday, Mr. Kasich even lost to Donald J. Trump in McKees Rocks, the Pennsylvania community where he grew up. “I said, ‘What do you...
  • OREGON STANDOFF: CRUZ,TRUMP,NEVADA,OREGON

    02/24/2016 5:57:35 AM PST · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/24/2016 | Self
    Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, who went in to witness the end of the protest at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and defends those arrested there as part of the Coalition of Western States is an upfront supporter of Senator Ted Cruz for the GOP presidential nomination. "The Guardian" from the United Kingdom has published a story noting Assemblywoman Fiore is part of the Cruz leadership team in Nevada. They quote her as saying: "Ted Cruz is the only candidate talking about giving lands back to the state where they belong." Also on Cruz's Nevada leadership team, Assemblyman John Moore, who...
  • Oregon standoff defendants' motions: Dismiss charges due to vagueness, government overreach

    04/29/2016 3:59:05 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 4/28/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    A ream of legal motions reveal some of the defense arguments in the pending federal conspiracy case against more than two dozen people indicted in the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Some of their lawyers are urging the court to dismiss specific counts of the indictment. They argue that the conspiracy charge is "unconstitutionally vague" and that the charge of carrying a firearm in the course of a crime of violence won't hold up because the conspiracy didn't rise to a crime of violence, according to legal briefs filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Portland.......
  • A new poll shows Donald Trump dominating a state he's not necessarily supposed to win

    04/29/2016 1:02:28 AM PDT · by blueplum · 71 replies
    TheBusinessInsider ^ | 28 April 2016 | Allan Smith
    A new poll released on Thursday found Donald Trump with a big lead in Oregon, a state not necessarily expected to be favorable to the Manhattan billionaire. The poll, conducted by the Portland-based Hoffman Research Group, found Trump leading Ted Cruz, a Texas senator, by 17 points. Trump, the GOP frontrunner, was the choice of 43% of respondents.
  • Read the Sign Posted in Target Bathroom That’s Outraged Customers [VIDEO]

    04/28/2016 7:22:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | April 28, 2016 | Philip Hodges
    A sign posted in a Target bathroom stall cautioned female customers that men can now use the women’s restroom because of the company’s recent policy. The sign left many people baffled and outraged.The sign was posted in the women’s restroom in a Keizer, Oregon Target. It read: Attention Ladies:Target Corp. has publically announced that Men may now use the Women’s restroom (and vice versa), no questions asked. The sign further implored other customers to “please be cautious” and to “report suspected hidden cameras” and “loitering or peeping individuals.” In addition, it called on parents to “use [their] good judgment about...
  • Lyin’ Ted Cruz Now Denies He and Team Kasich Had any Alliance – Kasich Calls Cruz A Liar…

    04/28/2016 4:34:18 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 162 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | April 28, 2016 | sundance
    Good Grief – Lyin’ Ted Cruz Now Denies He and Team Kasich Had any Alliance – Kasich Calls Cruz A Liar… Posted on April 28, 2016 by sundance Wow, talk about affirming a solidifying public opinion. Despite official campaign documents outlining their combined effort, Senator Ted Cruz now tries to say there was no alliance between Team Cruz and Team Kasich. A gobsmacked Team Kasich responds [via Twitter]: John Weaver ‎@JWGOP I can't stand liars. 11:57 AM - 28 Apr 2016
  • Poll: Donald Trump Holds Big Lead Ahead Of Oregon's Republican Primary(Trump 43%,Cruz 26% Kay. 17%)

    04/28/2016 3:34:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 80 replies
    OPB.org ^ | Updated: April 28, 2016 2:21 p.m. | Jeff Mapes
    A new poll of Republican voters in Oregon finds that Donald Trump has a double-digit lead in the state’s May 17 primary, while Ted Cruz is second despite pulling out of the state. The poll by the Portland-based Hoffman Research Group shows 43 percent support Trump. Twenty-six percent favor Cruz and 17 percent back John Kasich. It is the first public poll of the Republican presidential race in Oregon this year. Cruz has agreed not to campaign in Oregon and New Mexico in exchange for Kasich pulling out of Indiana. The two are trying to prevent Trump from getting a...
  • Poll: Trump holds double-digit lead in Oregon

    04/28/2016 2:09:49 PM PDT · by maggief · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 28, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump holds a double-digit lead over his competitors in Oregon, according to a new poll by Portland-based Hoffman Research Group. Trump has 43 percent support in the poll, followed by Ted Cruz with 26 percent and John Kasich with just 17 percent support. Cruz and Kasich announced last weekend a joint effort to deny Trump the nomination. As part of the strategy, Kasich would clear a path for Cruz in the Indiana primary and Cruz would back down in Oregon and New Mexico. But both candidates have walked away from the arrangement since their campaigns' announcement....
  • Sweet Cakes owners, now backed by George H.W. Bush's lawyer, file appeal

    04/28/2016 12:07:55 PM PDT · by Rio · 64 replies
    OregonLive ^ | April 27, 2016 | Casey Parks
    The Gresham bakers who made national headlines after refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding are fighting back against Oregon regulators. In a brief filed in the Oregon Court of Appeals this week, Aaron and Melissa Klein say the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries violated state and federal laws by forcing them to pay $135,000 in damages to the lesbian couple. The legal team behind Sweet Cakes by Melissa argues the labor bureau violated the Kleins' rights as artists to free speech, their rights as Oregonians to religious freedom and their rights as defendants to a due...
  • Ammon Bundy to challenge authority of feds to prosecute Oregon standoff defendants

    04/26/2016 1:33:30 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 59 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 4/25/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Ammon Bundy's lawyers intend to argue that the federal government doesn't have the authority to prosecute protestors who took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, claiming that the federal government lacks control of the land. The U.S. Constitution granted 'very limited powers' to the federal government, and that once Oregon became a state, the federal government lost a right to own land inside the state's borders, his attorney Lissa Casey wrote in a court motion filed late Friday......
  • Framing discourse around conservative values shifts climate change attitudes

    04/26/2016 7:05:42 AM PDT · by Patriotic1 · 25 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 4/26/2016 | Oregon State University
    Conservatives' attitudes toward climate change and other environmental concerns shift when the issues are reframed in terms more closely aligned with their values, a new study from Oregon State University indicates. Researchers found that people who identified as conservative were more likely to support "pro-environmental" ideals when the issues were framed as matters of obeying authority, defending the purity of nature and demonstrating patriotism. The study underscores the ways in which discussions of important topics are informed by a person's moral and ideological perspective, said the study's lead author, Christopher Wolsko, an assistant professor of psychology at OSU-Cascades. "We think...