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  • 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 didnt have the right to vote. Its 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 · 25 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 Arent 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.Its 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 didnt 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 didnt turn in a ballot or werent 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 senators 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 Agencys 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, Mohamuds 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 Wont 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 states labor commissioner, Brad Avakian, forced a bakery to pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple they wouldnt 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 Oregons 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.
  • Portland Offering Homeless People a One-Way Bus Ticket Out of Town

    03/27/2016 9:03:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | March 26, 2016
    The city of Portland, Oregon, has set aside $30,000 to pay for bus fares for homeless individuals to leave town. The program, called Homeward Bound, is similar to programs offered in other cities. It is intended to help solve the homelessness problem in the city, which is so serious a state of emergency was declared last fall....
  • Crowd goes wild as bird lands on Sanders's podium in Portland (It's a sign from GAIA!)

    03/25/2016 6:58:36 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3-25-2016 | Caitlin Yilek
    Portland literally put a bird on it at a Bernie Sanders rally in Oregon on Monday. A bird landed on the Democratic presidential candidate's podium during his speech, and the crowd went wild. That bird really is a dove asking us for world peace, Sanders said. The put a bird on it slogan was made famous by the sketch comedy show Portlandia.
  • Controversial panhandling billboard in downtown Portland will soon be replaced

    03/24/2016 7:51:16 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 15 replies
    OregonLive ^ | March 23, 2016 | Anna Maru
    A group managed by the Portland Business Alliance plans to replace a controversial downtown billboard that critics argued stereotyped homeless people as drug addicts. The billboard, at Southwest Fourth and Morrison, shows a person holding a cardboard sign that reads "Your spare change funds my addictions." The sign was put up March 1 by Clean and Safe, the nonprofit overseen by the Portland Business Alliance. It is part of an ongoing campaign by the chamber of commerce to discourage people from giving to panhandlers, whose presence can hurt businesses when they set up outside their doors, the chamber said. The...
  • Two Hellfire Missiles Found on Passenger Plane Bound for US

    03/13/2016 4:40:19 PM PDT · by SJackson · 31 replies
    Belgrade, Serbia KATU reports that Serbian officials have found 2 missiles with explosive warheads in a cargo crate on an Air Serbia passenger jet from Lebanon to Serbia. The crate was tagged to Portland, Oregon. With all the security at international airports, how did this cargo get on board the flight in the first place? hellfire missiles AGM-114 Hellfire Missile two of these were found aboard a passenger plane and tagged for Portland, Oregon N1 Television out of Serbia reports that two guided armor-piercing AGM-114 Hellfire missiles were found in a wooden crate that listed the final destination...
  • Bomb-sniffing dog discovers 2 Hellfire missiles bound for Portland

    03/13/2016 4:29:39 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 65 replies
    OregonLive.com ^ | 3/13/16 | AP
    BELGRADE, Serbia Serbia's authorities are investigating reports that a cargo package bound for Portland contained two missiles with explosive warheads on a passenger flight from Lebanon. N1 television said the package with two guided armor-piercing missiles was discovered Saturday by a sniffer dog after an Air Serbia flight from Beirut landed at a Belgrade airport.
  • Political Correctness Kills

    03/04/2016 5:27:48 AM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | March 4, 2016 | William Kilpatrick
    got an instant chill when I looked at him. I got this grip in my stomach and then, of course, I gave myself a political correct slapI thought, My God, Michael, these are just a couple of Arab businessmen. That was ticket agent Michael Tuoheys recollection of his encounter with Mohammed Atta at the check-in desk of U.S. Airways in Portland on the morning of September 11, 2001. For Tuohey, the fear of being politically incorrect was greater than his instinctive fear. Better to take the remote risk of a terrorist act than the more immediate risk of being thought...
  • A Field Guide to Urban Camping-legal to sleep on sidewalk, we didin front of the mayors house

    03/01/2016 5:23:43 AM PST · by SJackson · 23 replies
    WWeek ^ | 2-17-16
    Welcome to Camp Charlie! Perhaps you fluffed up your sleeping bag and started evaluating potential campsites the moment you heard Mayor Charlie Hales is authorizing sleeping on sidewalks across Portland. Now you can legally bed down on the tree-lined avenues of Laurelhurst, in view of the breathtaking sunset panoramas of Arlington Heights, and along the continental boulevards of Eastmoreland. Of course, you didn't make such plans. Neither did the thousands of people with no choice but to sleep on the streets tonight. But the mayor's new rules are no joke, either. They legalize urban camping to a degree rarely seen...
  • Cliven Bundy arrested in Oregon; federal agents close in on 4 remaining militia occupants

    02/11/2016 7:32:42 AM PST · by redreno · 17 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | February 11, 2016 - 1:02am | By Colton Lochhead and Matthew Crowley
    Cliven Bundy, the father of the man who helped start the protest at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, was arrested by the FBI late Wednesday night in Portland. Details of the arrest, including charges and location, were not immediately available. The FBI said those details would be released Thursday morning. Reached early Thursday at the Bundy ranch house near Bunkerville, Cliven Bundy's daughter Bailey confirmed that Cliven had been arrested but wouldn't provide details. "That's all we know at this time and we're not commenting tonight," she said. Meanwhile, federal agents closed in on the four remaining militia occupants...
  • Portland Community College to devote an entire month to 'whiteness'-shaming

    01/18/2016 8:41:34 AM PST · by BridgeOutAhead · 25 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 01/18/2016 | Peter Fricke
    Portland Community College has designated April "Whiteness History Month" (WHM), an "educational project" exploring how the "construct of whiteness" creates racial inequality. "'Whiteness History Month: Context, Consequences, and Change' is a multidisciplinary, district-wide, educational project examining race and racism through an exploration of the construction of whiteness, its origins, and heritage," PCC states on its website. "Scheduled for the month of April 2016, the project seeks to inspire innovative and practical solutions to community issues and social problems that stem from racism." Whiteness "does not simply refer to skin color[,] but [to] an ideology based on beliefs, values, behaviors, habits,...
  • Airport workers plan disruptions in nine U.S. cities on MLK Day

    01/18/2016 1:10:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 17, 2016 | Luz Lazo, Washington Post
    Workers from nine U.S. airports are planning to block bridges, march through terminals and protest at airline headquarters during a day of civil disobedience on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The workers - a mix of cleaners, baggage handlers, fuelers and wheelchair attendants - will risk arrest at airports and other locations including the Mall, to bring attention to their campaign for better wages, the Service Employees International Union said. The actions are the latest in the airport workers' campaign for a $15-per-hour minimum wage, a benefits package and job protections. They're also protesting threats against their efforts to unionize....
  • Thief stuffs python down his pants at pet store

    01/12/2016 1:05:17 PM PST · by DFG · 42 replies
    AP via NYPOST ^ | 01/12/16 | AP
    PORTLAND, Ore. — A snake thief smuggled a 2-foot-long python from a Portland pet store by stuffing it down his pants. Sgt. Greg Stewart said no arrests have been made in Friday’s theft. But Christin Bjugan, an owner of A to Z pet store, said video surveillance has helped viewers and police detectives identify a suspect, and she expects to have the snake returned soon. “We know who did it,” she said Monday. “We know where he lives, we know where he works, we know all about him and his girlfriend. We’re just waiting to get our snake back.”
  • VIDEO=> Kids Scream “I Want to Kill Him!” While Beating Trump Piñata to “Stop Hate”

    12/12/2015 1:18:15 PM PST · by blueyon · 54 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/12/15 | Jim Hoft
    A new food cart in Portland, Oregon, El Diablito, staged its grand opening celebration by featuring dancers and a Donald Trump pinata. A banner on the stage read “El Diablito” which means “the little devil.” Little kids and adults lined up to take turns battering the effigy, which they say they were destroying to “promote peace” and “fight hate.” One little kid screams out “I want to kill him!” when he takes his turn beating the Trump piñata. The food cart owner claimed this wasn’t about politics.
  • Republican Al-Qaida Apologist Invites Trump To Visit Mosque

    12/11/2015 7:43:00 PM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/11/15 | Evan Gahr
    Despite his swift conviction by both political parties and the media for thought crimes against humanity because he wants the U.S. to ban Muslim immigration, Donald Trump is not backing down.But Friday, Saba Ahmed, who heads something called the Republican Muslim Coalition, invited Trump to visit a mosque so she can disabuse the real estate magnate of his so-called Islamophobia.“I have found that some of your comments reflect a lack of familiarity with the Islamic faith,” Ahmed wrote today in her letter. “I would like to correct that, if you will permit me.”Ironically, Ahmed’s background and views — which Politico did not trouble...
  • Is this man DB Cooper? Author believes missing Michigan father of four...

    11/25/2015 6:56:18 PM PST · by LucyT · 73 replies
    DailyMail.com UK ^ | 25 November 2015 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    Most Americans have heard of the case of DB Cooper, who is accused of pulling off the only plane hijacking in the history of the United States that has never been solved. Now, 44 years after the brazen air heist, a Michigan author has put forward a new theory linking the mystery of DB Cooper to an obscure missing person case involving a married father of four who vanished two years before the skyjacking and was never heard from again. Over the years, the facts of the skyjacking history have become the stuff of legends: on November 24, 1971, a...
  • Chipotle shuts Seattle, Portland stores after E. coli outbreak

    11/02/2015 9:48:09 AM PST · by Theoria · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | 02 Nov 2015 | Ransdell Pierson and Lisa Baertlein
    Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc said on Sunday it had closed all its restaurants in two West Coast markets due to a reported outbreak of E. coli bacteria that is being investigated by the company and health authorities. "After being notified by health department officials in the Seattle (Wash.) and Portland, Ore. areas that they were investigating approximately 20 cases of E. coli, including people who ate at six of our restaurants in those areas, we immediately closed all of our restaurants in the area out of an abundance of caution," Chipotle said in an emailed statement. The company said the...
  • Oregon bakery owners refuse to pay $135G in damages in gay wedding cake case

    10/01/2015 2:38:09 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 35 replies
    NYDailyNews.com ^ | Thursday, October 1, 2015, 3:45 AM | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    The owners of a Portland-area bakery are refusing to pay $135,000 in state-ordered damages to a same-sex couple who were denied service. [....] The Kleins have filed an appeal of the ruling and are defying the order to pay. They're claiming financial hardship although crowdfunding efforts have brought in over $500,000 on their behalf, The Oregonian reported. The couple closed the Gresham store in 2013 and operate the business from home.
  • Of Course This Angry Note To A Volkswagen TDI Owner Is From Portland

    09/29/2015 2:01:48 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 45 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 09/28/2015 | Patrick George
    Full disclosure, I have no clue if this is legit or not. But I wouldn’t be surprised at all if it turned out to be real, because Portland.To the residents of the People’s Republic: if you’re out and about and you see this thing on cars, let us know.Dieselgate, everybody!     Hat tip to Will Kinton in Oppo!
  • Oregonians putting 'No Californians' stickers on for sale signs

    09/04/2015 3:06:56 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 58 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 4, 2015 | Amy Graff
    Oregonians are fed up with the rising home prices in Portland and seem to think Californians are to blame. "No Californians" stickers are mysteriously popping up on for sale signs in front homes that are on the market. The stickers resemble a no smoking sign with a silhouette of the Golden State slashed out in red.
  • Christian man allegedly killed by 3 Muslim immigrants in Maine...

    08/26/2015 6:02:21 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 39 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Leo Homan
    program. A judge on Monday unsealed the court documents of a grisly murder of a Christian man, allegedly at the hands of three Muslim immigrants in Portland, Maine. In those documents, which had been sealed since the three men were charged Aug. 11, police said they found the brutally beaten body of Freddy Akoa lying on the living-room floor in his apartment. He was the victim of a savage attack that took place over several hours. According to the autopsy report, he had cuts and bruises all over his body, with the fatal blows coming to his head. Akoa, who...