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  • Portland to Put Homeless People in Homeowners’ Backyards ( re-run but the comments are funnier)

    03/20/2017 7:05:02 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 53 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 3-20-17 | Cristina Laila
    Jay Patriot • 5 hours ago This is absolutely hilarious! The hobos will lounge around their pod all day, smoking weed and drinking booze while they wait for the idiot homeowner to come home from work and feed them. This program will be fun to watch and I hope that neighbors with brains will chronicle this insanity and share it with the world. Also, I really like the idea of the see-thru pod that is depicted. Nothing nicer than looking out your window and seeing your hobo slamming his old lady, boppin' his boloney, shooting up heroin, smoking meth, etc...
  • Would YOU let a homeless person live in your backyard? Portland offers residents free tiny homes...

    03/19/2017 9:22:14 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 106 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 03/19/2017 | By Associated Press and Jordan Gass-Poore
    Full Headline: Would YOU let a homeless person live in your backyard? Portland offers residents free tiny homes if they rent it to families who are on the street .... Faced with an intractable homeless problem, officials in Portland are thinking inside the box. A handful of homeless families will soon move into tiny, government-constructed modular units in the backyards of willing homeowners.
  • ANTIFA Assaults - Get Arrested - RALLY 4 TRUMP - PORTLAND OR

    03/09/2017 3:31:49 PM PST · by mac_truck · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | Mar 9 2017 | Rekt Social Justice Warrior Videos
    Interesting 10 minute video featuring patriots vs. communists in the Portland suburbs. Frankly our boys show a lot of restraint with positive results (a couple of commies get arrested). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5FuXrI8lXU
  • The Trump March with the Anarchists (Tuesbray)

    03/07/2017 5:43:54 AM PST · by bray · 6 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 3/7/17 | bray
    Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24 KJV It looked like rain as I drove the car to the Trump rally, but cleared a bit parking the car. It was poor weather in Portland so the turnout was hampered and it was a bit hard to find people who wanted to go last minute. Walking up with a large flag you could see there were plenty of likeminded patriots willing to stand up for...
  • March 4 Trump meets resistance during Lake Oswego rally (OR)

    03/04/2017 5:33:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | March 4, 2017 | Mike Zacchino
    Pics and videos at link. Nearly 1,000 demonstrators rallied in Lake Oswego Saturday afternoon as several March 4 Trump events broke out across the country. Approximately 200 demonstrators gathered in George Rogers Park in a show of support for President Donald Trump and against what they said was a biased media and obstruction by Democrats on Capitol Hill. They were met by a crowd of anti-Trump protesters who had lined the march route on State Street and parked themselves at the intersection where the March 4 Trump would turn and walk back to the park. Anti-Trump organizers say as many...
  • Protester Disrespects Police – Learns The Hard Way They Are Allowed To Fight Back [VIDEO]

    02/25/2017 10:14:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | February 24, 2017
    A female protester on the streets of Portland, Oregon, got an agonizing lesson about the hazards of disrespecting law officers and not following orders. The woman was marching during the liberal city’s “Not My Presidents Day” protest Monday when she approached officers in riot gear and began displaying the middle finger right to their face. The police took her to the ground, but seemingly that wasn’t enough of a warning to change her ways. With the help of other protesters, the woman got up and went right back to getting in their faces and raising her middle fingers once again....
  • Conservative Blogger Found Guilty On 21 Counts For Self-Defense With A Firearm (trunc)

    02/12/2017 6:41:39 AM PST · by Twotone · 47 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb. 10, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    Conservative blogger, Michael Strickland, a former contributor at The Gateway Pundit and Progressives Today, was jailed in Portland, Oregon in July of 2016 after he pulled a gun on a gang of thugs who were going to attack him at a black lives matter protest. In 2015 Michael was jumped by an anti-gun activist who broke his arm in three places at an anti-Second Amendment event. Victoria Taft reported on Mr. Strickland’s 21 count felony indictment which you can read in full here. Strickland, 37, was found guilty of 10 counts of unlawful use of a weapon, 10 counts of...
  • Conservative Blogger Found Guilty On 21 Counts For Self-Defense With A Firearm

    02/11/2017 7:51:09 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 83 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 10, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    Conservative blogger, Michael Strickland, a former contributor at The Gateway Pundit and Progressives Today, was jailed in Portland, Oregon in July of 2016 after he pulled a gun on a gang of thugs who were going to attack him at a black lives matter protest.In 2015 Michael was jumped by an anti-gun activist who broke his arm in three places at an anti-Second Amendment event.Victoria Taft reported on Mr. Strickland’s 21 count felony indictment which you can read in full here.Strickland, 37, was found guilty of 10 counts of unlawful use of a weapon, 10 counts of menacing and one...
  • 30 cars crash on icy I-5 in Portland

    02/03/2017 6:33:58 PM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    Koin.com ^ | February 3, 2017
    Portland Fire & Rescue officials say 30 cars crashed and caused a massive pileup on I-5 Southbound at Capitol Highway.
  • Portland woman gets snake stuck in her earlobe.......[What?]

    02/01/2017 2:05:11 PM PST · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    www.oregonlive.com ^ | February 01, 2017 at 11:23 AM, updated February 01, 2017 at 1:46 PM | By Lizzy Acker
    Warning: This post contains graphic language and snakes. Next time you're trying to convince a newly goth 17-year-old not to get their ears gauged, why not tell them tale of one Ashley Glawe, a Portland resident with ear gauges and a pet python who recently became internet famous for getting her python lodged in her earlobe. Apparently, Glawe and her pet snake Bart were just hanging out, as snakes and humans do, when Bart slithered his way through the hole in her ear. I'll wait while you scream into a bag for ten minutes. Turns out Bart was hanging out...
  • Bystanders Cheer on Police as They Take Down Anti-Trump Protesters Blocking Traffic

    01/31/2017 6:16:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 26, 2017 | Cameron Cawthorne
    Portland, Ore. police officers in riot gear took down and arrested over a dozen protesters on Wednesday as they gathered in downtown Portland, blocking transit lines. Fox 12 Oregon captured video of protesters blocking multiple buses from driving down the street, including one demonstrator who was even sitting on the front of a bus. Within seconds, however, the riot police emerged from behind one of the buses and tackled the protesters with clubs in hand. As the police threw some of the protesters to the ground, the crowd that had gathered began cheering them on. "Take them all down!" one...
  • Trump supporter knocked unconscious in Portland

    01/30/2017 6:13:00 AM PST · by davikkm · 41 replies
    Anti-Trump Protesters attacked Pro-Trump protesters at the Portland International Airport tonight. It the video you can tell it was ten on four… Ten thugs against four Trump supporters. You can see them CHASE DOWN and BEAT the Trump Supporters. The leftist mob start screaming at the man has he lay unconscious on the ground! They were screaming, “That’s right Nazi boy!” as the man lay on the ground!
  • Portland Police Absolutely FLATTENED These Protesters Who Stopped Traffic [VIDEO]

    01/26/2017 5:58:41 AM PST · by Twotone · 67 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Jan. 25, 2017 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Portland police responded quickly and decisively to a group of protesters blocking traffic in the city Wednesday, running one of them right into the ground in dramatic footage posted online. About a dozen police in riot gear approach the scene of the protest in the video posted to Facebook by a local outlet, where agitated bystanders had gathered around the protesters as they blocked traffic. One man had climbed onto the front of the bus. “Here they come,” one onlooker says excitedly.
  • Portland Police Crack Down on Anarchist Left-Wing Protesters, Crowd Cheers…

    01/25/2017 6:48:25 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 41 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jan. 25, 2017 | Sundance
    Times, they are a’ changing... The moonbats continued “protesting” in Portland Oregon, today; blocking traffic and generally causing mayhem. Only this time the police had enough and begin enforcing the rule of law.
  • Teacher booted from Portland School District after protracted battle with Planned Parenthood

    03/23/2013 5:35:52 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 105 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Mar 22, 2013 | STOPP
    March 22, 2013 (American Life League) - An exemplary math and computer science teacher has been unjustly escorted out of Benson High School by police following a protracted battle with school officials about Planned Parenthood’s presence in the school and its association with his students. (Bill Diss) Bill Diss was notified on Tuesday after the last student left his class that he was being placed immediately on administrative leave “pending a recommendation to the superintendent that you be dismissed from your employment with Portland public schools for reasons that have been discussed with you.” The mild-mannered Mr. Diss told STOPP...
  • Catholic Public School Teacher Forced to Facilitate Planned Parenthood Program

    12/30/2016 6:54:17 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies
    life news ^ | 12.28.16
    We recently received a disappointing ruling in the case of Bill Diss, a Portland, Oregon public school teacher who was fired after he objected to facilitating a Planned Parenthood sex education program in his classroom. The judge granted the defendant’s motion for summary judgment, which means the case cannot go before a jury. Life Legal is appealing the decision.Bill Diss became “enemy number one” with his local Planned Parenthood affiliate when he led opposition to a new PP mega-facility in downtown Portland.When Planned Parenthood employees wanted to come into Diss’ classroom to recruit students for their “Teen Outreach Program,” or...
  • School joins Planned Parenthood to destroy award-winning teacher Hearing Thur 11/14 4:00pm Portland

    11/11/2013 1:10:46 PM PST · by Be Careful · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Nov. 8, 2013 | Paul E. Rondeau
    WASHINGTON, November 8, 2013 — Bill Diss is an experienced, highly qualified and popular computer science teacher. On November 14, the Portland school district and Planned Parenthood will try to have him declared unfit to teach.
  • MATH TEACHER ESCORTED OUT BY POLICE, SET TO BE FIRED FOR OPPOSING PLANNED PARENTHOOD

    03/24/2013 12:23:53 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 78 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/24/13 | http://www.theblaze.com/blog/author/madeleinemorgenstern
    An Oregon public school teacher says he’s on the verge of being fired because of his outspoken views against Planned Parenthood and abortion. Bill Diss, who taught at Benson High School in Portland for 11 years, was placed on paid leave March 19 and recommended for dismissal, the Oregonian reported. That day, the math teacher said he was given a few minutes to collect his things and was escorted from school premises by police, according to the Christian News Network. Diss is a staunch Roman Catholic and blocked two Planned Parenthood workers from entering his classroom in September because, he...
  • Some Classrooms Ditch Santa Decorations

    12/01/2016 7:19:14 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 27 replies
    ABC ^ | 12/1/2016
    A school district in Oregon is joining many others around the country in a controversial decision to refrain from using religious-themed decorations during the holidays, including images like Santa Claus. KATU reports Santa Claus decorations are no longer welcome in Hillsboro Schools, outside Portland. The district sent this memo to staff: "You may still decorate your door or office if you like, but we ask that you be respectful and sensitive to the diverse perspectives and beliefs of our community and refrain from using religious-themed decorations or images like Santa Claus."
  • Steve Novick's CEO tax wins close vote, putting Portland on world map

    12/07/2016 6:59:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | December 7, 2016 | Jessica Floum
    In a move that's drawn international headlines, Portland will launch a first-of-its-kind tax on public companies that pay their chief executives vastly more than they pay an average worker. Portland City Council approved the controversial plan 3-1 Wednesday, making a statement about growing income disparity in the United States while giving Commissioner Steve Novick a legacy piece in his final weeks in City Hall. The tax targets publicly traded companies whose chief executives report salaries at least 100 times higher than the salary of a median worker. Officials expect to raise $2.5 million a year starting in January 2017, with...
  • Portland looks to cash in on high CEO pay

    12/05/2016 5:13:25 AM PST · by kevcol · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 5, 2016 | Joseph Lawler
    The city council in Portland, Ore., is set to consider a measure that would tax a company more if the CEO's pay is deemed too high compared to employees' salaries. It is a measure that may be too far-out right now even for famously liberal Portland, but it represents a way to use new CEO pay disclosure rules that advocates hope, and opponents fear, could be taken up by other cities or states. . . . Detractors are quick to point out potential flaws, especially that the policy would incentivize companies to leave Portland. "It's really easy to cross the...
  • PSU student among those arrested at recent anti-Trump protests (Unintentionally hilarious video)

    12/02/2016 12:03:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Portland State University Vanguard ^ | December 1, 2016 | Matthew Andrews
    Two weeks in and it’s already ancient news that 120 people, including several Portland State students, were arrested during a demonstration in downtown Portland on Nov. 12. The myriad of ongoing demonstrations have included blocked freeways, a shooting on the Morrison Bridge, disruption caused by violent factions—and subsequent fundraising efforts to repair property damage—and the ongoing drama of post-election rumors of fraud and recount petitions. It is easy to lose sight of those individually affected by current events. Daniel Vega, a senior at PSU studying music composition and completing his Bachelor of Music degree, was among those arrested on Nov....
  • Leftist Goons Spray-Paint Car with [bleep] Trump’ Then Torch If After Noticing its Pro-Trump Sticker

    11/18/2016 5:24:07 PM PST · by grundle · 40 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 18, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    The tolerant left strikes again… Goons in Portland, Oregon spray-painted a car with anti-Trump graffiti then torched it. The car had a small Trump sticker on it. A car was spray-painted with anti-Donald Trump graffiti and set on fire in southeast Portland. (Photo: Portland Police Bureau) A witness to the crime heard an explosion and saw a person jumping in place several times next to the car.
  • PPS students react to Trump victory with 'Unity Week'

    11/17/2016 6:48:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Portland Tribune ^ | November 17, 2016 | Shasta Kearns Moore
    As Portland recovered from the surprise of the presidential election, there was a group of people who may have felt even more emotional about the outcome but who didn’t have the right to vote. “It’s frustrating not being able to vote but having such a strong opinion about this election,” said Brooke Waxman, a 15-year-old Grant High School student who was rooting for Hillary Clinton. “I just thought she was so obviously the choice.” High schoolers and middle schoolers across Portland made headlines and a lot of noise during a loosely organized walkout campaign last Monday, Nov. 14, the first...
  • A Pro-Trump Civil Rights March in Portland?

    11/17/2016 8:13:42 AM PST · by Jack Black · 26 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Nov 16, 2016 | Jack Black
    I've been toying with the idea of having a "Support President Trump" rally in Portland, OR. Obviously the city has just gone through a week of violent leftist protests. These are clearly intended to suppress conservative people, thought and support for Trump in the city. Put bluntly there is a very high level of intimidation in these events. Which got me to thinking about other times when mobs have been used to intimidate. The Civil Rights era is perhaps the one I am most familiar with, where large ad-hoc groups of sheriff's deputies and "concerned citizens" were used to harrass...
  • Terry Bean Arrested on Charges of Sex Abuse of a Minor (BIG 0 supporter)

    11/19/2014 6:09:56 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 32 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | November 19, 2014 | NIGEL JAQUISS
    Terry Bean, a Portland power player in national Democratic politics and the gay rights movement, was arrested today on charges of sex abuse in a case involving a 15-year-old boy. Law enforcement sources familiar with the case say Bean will be charged with two counts of sodomy in the third degree, a felony, and sex abuse in the third degree, a misdemeanor. The arrest comes after a six-month investigation that began with allegations Bean secretly made video recordings of men having sex in his bedroom. As WW reported in June, Bean accused a former lover, Kiah Lawson, of attempting to...
  • Nothing on Terry Bean

    12/03/2014 3:06:52 AM PST · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12-3-2014 | Michelle Malkin
    If real estate mogul and deep-pocketed White House donor Terry Bean were a Republican, he'd be a household name by now. Bean's face would be splashed all over the covers of grocery-stand newsweeklies. The garrulous hostesses of ABC's "The View" would be haranguing the GOP to return his campaign contributions. Child-welfare advocates would be demanding his resignation from top political advocacy and civic groups. Media satellite trucks from NBC's "Today" show would be parked outside the Lane County, Ore., Circuit Court on Dec. 3 for his first appearance. And The New York Times archives would be teeming with thousand-word editorials...
  • Revolutions Aren’t What They Used To Be

    11/16/2016 6:13:07 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-16-2016 | MOTUS
    You say you want a revolution Well, you know We all want to change the world You tell me that it's evolution Well, you know We all want to change the worldMost revolutions, including the American, start out with protests. The concept being to attract attention to your cause and gain support.It’s curious then that the Portland protesters demanded that media crews NOT film them, and occasionally going so far as to attack TV crews with a baseball bat if they refused to comply. You say you got a real solution Well, you know We'd all love to see the plan...
  • Most of arrested Portland protesters didn't vote in Oregon (Weren't registered or didn't vote)

    11/15/2016 3:10:35 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    KGW.com ^ | 11/15/2016 | Kyle Iboshi
    PORTLAND, Ore. — More than 70 percent of the 112 protesters arrested in Portland last week didn’t vote in Oregon, according to state election records. The other approximately 30 percent did cast a ballot in Oregon or in another state. At least seventy-nine demonstrators either didn’t turn in a ballot or weren’t registered to vote in the state. Following Tuesday's presidential election of Donald Trump, thousands of people took to the streets in downtown Portland for five straight notes. The activity included at least one night that the police declared to be a riot, with more than $1 million in...
  • PICTURED: The 71 protesters arrested during fourth night of violent anti-Trump protests in Portland

    11/13/2016 6:35:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 138 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | November 13, 2016 | Regina F. Graham For Dailymail.com
    A whopping 71 people were arrested in Portland during the fourth night of anti-Trump protests that saw police hurling flash grenades and tear gas on demonstrators. Authorities say most individuals failed to comply with several lawful orders to vacate city streets in the downtown area of the city. In addition, projectiles including road flares and bottles were thrown at police officers throughout the evening. A police vehicle was also spray painted with an anti-Trump message. Five people were given criminal citations, while 67 people were booked into the Multnomah County Jail. A total of nine people did not have a...
  • 71 people arrested during Saturday's violent protests in downtown Portland

    11/13/2016 3:09:02 PM PST · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | November 13, 2016 | Grant Butler
    Portland Police arrested 71 people during Saturday evening's anti-Donald Trump demonstrations in downtown Portland. It's the highest number of arrests since post-election protests began last week. Saturday evening's protest was the fifth night of demonstrations following last week's election of Donald Trump as President. At various times during the protest, objects like glass bottles and road flares where thrown at police by marchers. According to Portland Police, 67 people were booked into the Multnomah County Jail overnight. Five people were given criminal citations. All of those arrested were given traffic citations for failing to obey a police officer. The people...
  • Flash-Bangs and Tear Gas to Break Up Portland Riot

    11/12/2016 12:42:35 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 12, 2016 | Dustin Stockton
    Police are using flash-bangs and tear gas in an attempt to disperse rioters blocking streets and attacking law enforcement in Oregon. According to the Portland Police, the escalating measures to disperse the crowd come in response to “burning projectiles” being hurled at police. Police have warned rioters that those entering the freeway will be arrested...
  • Fourth night of Trump protests turn into chaos (Portland)

    11/12/2016 12:12:34 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 34 replies
    KGW.COm | 11/11/2016
    For the fourth straight night, anti-Trump protesters took to the streets of downtown Portland, and for the second straight night the protest turned into a melee. The protest began as a peaceful rally at City Hall at 5 p.m. before protesters split into what appeared to be three groups at around 7 p.m. There were at least 1,000 protesters and police said there were reports of vandalism and assault. Several people have been arrested. One group, organized by Portland's Resistance, stayed at the rally in City Hall. Despite pleas from police earlier in the day, some protesters began marching on...
  • Portland anti-Trump rioters attack pregnant woman with a baseball bat

    11/11/2016 6:57:03 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 65 replies
    Published on Nov 11, 2016 A woman trying to make her way to the hospital for an emergency was attacked by Anti-Trump rioters in what may be the most shocking case of liberal fascism yet during this contentious political season.
  • BREAKING: Portland police say anti-Trump protest is 'riot'

    11/10/2016 9:46:29 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 195 replies
    CNN ^ | 11-12-2016 | CNN
    Police in Portland, Oregon, are now classifying the anti-Trump protests there as a "riot" due to "extensive criminal and dangerous behavior," according to a tweet on the department's Twitter page. Police tweeted that projectiles had been thrown at officers, and cars had been damaged.
  • [Oregon] Tualatin couple gets nasty reactions over 'TRUMP' license plates: 'It's my last name'

    10/26/2016 6:10:20 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 11 replies
    KATU [Portland, Oregon] ^ | October 25th 2016 | Chris Liedle
    TUALATIN, Ore. — A Tualatin couple has been subject to borderline harassment for displaying the last name of a presidential candidate on their cars' license plates. Nine years ago Brian Trump ordered special Oregon vanity plates. --SNIP-- The intimidating behavior by other drivers began about 18 months ago, Trump said. "It took me a minute to figure out. I didn't cut this person off, [I] used my blinker, I'm not like driving crazy," Trump laughed. "Someone goes you're not a Trump supporter are you? And I was like, it's my last name!" Trump says he made the connection, but continued...
  • Man dressed as tree arrested for blocking traffic

    10/25/2016 7:29:04 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 39 replies
    WPXI ^ | October 25, 2016
    PORTLAND, MAINE - Portland police arrested 30-year-old Asher Woodworth after he walked back-and-forth slowly through downtown traffic dressed as a tree. When he refused to comply orders, police took him to jail on a misdemeanor charge of obstructing a public way. Police say Woodworth's motivation was to "see how people would react to his performance" and how it would "impact people's natural choreography."
  • Feminist Bookstore Slams 'Portlandia' And Says Show Can No Longer Film There

    09/30/2016 11:54:10 AM PDT · by Theoria · 21 replies
    NPR ^ | 30 September 2016 | Bill Chappell
    In the TV comedy version of Portland, Ore., the bookstore is called Women and Women First. In real life, it's In Other Words — and the shop is using frank terms to say the Portlandia show is no longer welcome to film there. The feminist store and community center faults the show's depiction of men dressing as women, its treatment of store staff, and its role in gentrification and race relations. The staff of In Other Words made those claims in a blog post that shares its title with a sign that was placed in its window when the store's...
  • Portland Public Schools 'rap music' ban sparks allegations of racism

    08/26/2016 6:23:23 AM PDT · by suthener · 28 replies
    The Oregonian/OregonLive ^ | August 24, 2016 | Bethany Barnes
    Portland Public Schools officials are rethinking a district ban on rap music on buses after allegations of racism. The district had banished hip-hop from its buses, deeming the genre "inappropriate." Teri Brady, senior director of transportation at Portland Public Schools, sent a directive to bus drivers in March forbidding "religious, rap music, or talk show programs." The memo included a list of acceptable stations, broken down into three genres: pop, country and jazz. Parent Colleen Ryan-Onken obtained a copy and it circulated in August among outraged parents, prompting the district to walk back the directive in statements released Wednesday.
  • LIVE:Trump town hall event in Portland, ME at the Merrill Auditorium. Begins at 3:00 PM ET.

    08/04/2016 12:46:49 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 524 replies
    Thursday, August 4, 2016: LIVE Watch the LIVE STREAM of the event below beginning at 3:00 PM ET: PORTLAND, ME BEAUTIFUL MERRILL AUDITORIUM
  • Donald Trump Coming to Portland's Merrill Auditorium (Maine)

    08/01/2016 10:03:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Maine Public Broadcasting ^ | August 1, 2016 | Steve Mistler
    Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump will make his third stop in Maine when he holds a town hall meeting in Portland on Thursday. The real estate mogul and television personality is continuing to target the Pine Tree State as his campaign attempts to find a favorable path in the Electoral College map. So far, national pundits have predicted a difficult road because his rival Hillary Clinton has shown appeal in voting blocs that traditionally turn out in presidential elections. However, Trump is still hoping to court disaffected Bernie Sanders supporters who flocked to the Vermont senator’s criticism of foreign trade...
  • Black Lives Matter Protesters close major street in Portland Maine

    07/15/2016 5:58:31 PM PDT · by ROCKLOBSTER · 113 replies
    A group of BLM protesters have formed a circle in the middle of the very busy "Commercial Street" in the heart of the "Old Port District". Police have blocked off all traffic on the street, which is normally jammed to capacity with cars and pedestrians on a typical Summer weekend night. The protesters have declared they don't care if they are arrested.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Portland Votes on Foreclosures for First Time in 50 Years

    06/18/2016 5:04:42 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 15 June 2016 | gillian flaccus
    The Portland City Council voted Wednesday to move forward with a plan to foreclose on so-called "zombie homes" for the first time in 50 years as the city grapples with a swelling population and skyrocketing home costs that are locking new homeowners out of the market. Commissioners and the mayor voted 4-0 in favor of the plan, with one member absent. The vote targets five of the city's worst abandoned properties, the first part of a long-term plan to free up housing in an overheated market while clearing out squatters who have plagued developing neighborhoods outside the city's hip core...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Brilliant Fireball Seen Over The Northeast Coast

    05/17/2016 6:43:03 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 30 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 5/17/2016 | Mary Beth Griggs
    In the early hours this morning, people that were awake and looking up at the sky in the northeastern United States and far eastern Canada were treated to a magnificent display as a meteorite burned up in the atmosphere, brightening the entire sky for a second as it went.The American Meteor Society, which reported the event and compiled images and videos taken by night owls and people lucky enough to have dash cams or web cams pointing in the right direction at the right time.
  • 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.”