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Good riddence to Scott Westerman finally getting fired for his agrievious acts of police terrorism. But still, it's fucked up that this pig was only fired recently for "misconduct", and NOT for the murdering of citizens!



Posted by DamosA on 09/15/2011 at 7:59 PM

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Wow. In a city that talks about non-automotive forms of transportation so often, these vehicle purchases seem out of step with our long-term goals.

Posted by Daniel Ronan on 06/02/2011 at 7:41 PM

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Poor, poor Alicio.
You know, maybe we should just get rid of the notion of out-of-state tuition.
Better yet, free.

Posted by frankieb on 05/19/2011 at 12:52 PM

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I was riding on the MAX yesterday when i saw one of these billboards for the first time. Now i can totally understand the need for [some] research & i'm practical enough to understand that this does involve some animals dying. But the idea that the Foundation for Biomedical Research would leverage a rat up against an "adorable" blue-eyed, blonde-haired little white girl in order to wretch maximum slobbering sympathy from people is... cheap & racist to say the least. Not that i'm a scientist or anything, but i'm pretty damned sure (at leasat i hope) that this medical animal-torturing research benefits EVERYBODY - not just aryan little photogenic white children. But beyond this, i find this whole billboard campaign to be pretty damned cheap anyways. I mean, who are they trying to convince, anyways??? Most people could really not give a shit about animals - their precious house pets, sure, but not animals in general. It's only a tiny percentage of activists/ALF types who're truly passionate about this shit. And you're not going to sway them, not with some cheesy-ass billboards, that's for sure.

Besides, the message is all wrong anyways. I would prefer a rat over a small human girl, actually. The REAL problem we have is OVER-POPULATION. Humans are multiplying at a rate that this planet cannot sustain for another 20 years. MOST of our problems could be solved instantly if humanity all collectively decided to chill out on breeding - just for one year, that's all. You know the awesome part about this: we can still have lots of sex - that's what BIRTH CONTROL (& if push came to shove) abortions are for. So if anything, it would be a benefit to humanity if that little girl were NOT here.

Once billboards went up that promoted LIMITED POPULATION SUSTAINIBILITY(LPS), as opposed to subliminally advertising the "virtues" of racial hierarchy, then we'd actually be getting somewhere.

Posted by DamosA on 04/10/2011 at 12:17 PM

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Clearly, #1 is a teabagger tool.

Posted by DamosA on 04/01/2011 at 2:32 PM

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#1, you have some unsightly foam on your lips. Perhaps you should wipe it off before your further insane rantings begin to fling it in the direction of innocents?

Posted by Rip City Hustle on 04/01/2011 at 12:37 AM

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On April 15th all American taxpayers should be expediting their Tax Returns to the Post Office. Remember 20 million plus illegal aliens, including 300.000 birthright offspring and free education tuition are relying on you to supplement their incomes.

Somebody should ask the question of who did the work in Utah, Texas, Arizona, Illinois or New York or any other location, before the invasion? Who picked potatoes ? My grandfather. Who dug trenches or who was employed landscaping. My uncle. Who laid new roofing down or put up drywall. Two of my cousins. Who worked in the 60's in a restaurant or made beds in a motel that belonged to my other Uncle. My ex-wife. Who run around in McDonald in the early 70's, while at college. ME! I flipped burgers. YES! I worked to pay for my own college tuition. The political avalanche of the Tea Party and pro-sovereignty organizations will fight any amnesty, whether its the Dream Act and its Chain Migration following, Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Sanctuary Cities and States or any more covert ways to deliver more illegal aliens in the US.

"Arizona Hearing Today: Will Supreme Court let the government favor taxpayer-funded candidates?" on Arizona Tea Party Network. Call you Senator or Representative today, to demand public tax-payer-funded elections, instead of private sponsorship that is twisted with major corruption and criminal activity.

General Electric paid nothing in the last fiscal year--so how many giant corporation are paying any taxes at all--and also getting tax subsidizes? Inside your phone directory is the blue pages, where you can locate your people in Washington and politicians at the State level.


Posted by Brittanicus on 03/31/2011 at 7:10 PM

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Please note, this is the first and only time Dosha employees have rallied to unionize. Stating that this was attempted previously implies that Dosha was not within the law.

Posted by Siobhanachu on 03/29/2011 at 6:20 PM

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So members of PPCOA will be subjected to the same random drug tests as the rank & file of the Portland Police Gestapo (PPG). Which completely excludes steroids, btw. So, as long as they don't smoke pot, drop acid, or shoot heroin they should be in the clear. But then again, those aren't the real issues to begin with, are they?

Posted by DamosA on 03/04/2011 at 6:02 PM

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The 2nd one seems like real small potatoes. It really should be up to individual businessess to regular that sort of thing. We really don't need a city-wide ordinence regulating how "loud" a person's perfume is. Waste of time.

Nice to see that this city apparently has no REAL problems, though.

Posted by DamosA on 02/25/2011 at 1:51 PM

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So a public hearing has been "tentatively" scheduled for late Feb. TBA. Well i'll certainly keep my eyes peeled for that, & i hope it's a packed house! It won't do any good; however many people attend & express opposition to Portland joining the JTTF, city council will do whatever the fuck it wants to do anyways regardless. Commissioner Dan Saltzman in particular is pushing hard for this, as he was 5 years ago. I seriously doubt he's going to be the least bit persuaded by a room packed full of concerned citizens.

Posted by DamosA on 12/16/2010 at 10:42 AM

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Well since Adams & Reese were [eventually forced to] fire Ron Frashour - the pig who murdered Aaron Campbell - they just had to toss a bone to the Portland Police Gestapo (PPG) & promote another murderous pig - Leo Besner.

Give & take, i suppose...

Posted by DamosA on 12/14/2010 at 4:12 PM

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Adios grotesque Loco's.R.I.P.[rest in piss]

Posted by Lookatmycrapper on 11/26/2010 at 8:17 AM

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Business as usual in Beaverton: www.teachingintheshadowoftheswoosh.blogspo…

AND www.statesponsoredtheft.blogspotocom
The Oregonian (Portland, Oregon)
January 10, 2005 Monday
Summary: In the $120,000 deal, the district admits a custodian was called a racial slur but denies other allegations
The Beaverton School District has agreed to pay $120,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit by an African American former custodian, after admitting in a court filing that a co-worker called the man a racial epithet.
District administrators agreed in December to pay nearly $80,000, including $10,000 in gross back wages, to James Sanders and $40,000 in fees to his lawyer, Thomas Steenson. As part of the settlement, the district denied Sanders' allegations against three other co-workers.
The settlement, drawn from the district's $1.55 million insurance reserve fund, did not require school board approval, said Linda Borquist, an assistant superintendent.
Board member Ann Jacks said Tuesday evening that district lawyers had briefed the board on the case but had never discussed possible settlement amounts.
"It's not an insignificant sum or an insignificant issue," Jacks said. "I'd like, in the future, to be a little more active in this."
Board approval is necessary only if the settlement amount exhausts the reserve fund, which is set aside during the budget process and requires a transfer from the general fund, said Janice Essenberg, district administrator for budget services.
Because the district's insurance policy covers liability claims greater than $500,000, board approval would be required only in rare cases involving hundreds of thousands of dollars. Large settlements can be entered into without board approval, unlike contracts, which require a board vote if they are worth more than $50,000.
In neighboring Portland, the school board must approve all settlements greater than $25,000.
Sanders, who was fired in October 2003, sued the district in June, saying his boss, Ron Strasser, Aloha High School's head custodian, had used racially derogatory terms and threatened him. Sanders cited other instances of harassment, but did not name the co-workers involved or describe the offenses in his lawsuit.
Sanders met twice with Anthony Rosilez, then the district administrator overseeing custodians, and submitted two written complaints describing the harassment between November 2002 and August 2003, according to court filings by Sanders and the school district.
In a June 29 court filing, the district denied all of Sanders' accusations except one. The district admitted that a co-worker called Sanders a "spear chucker" in August 2003. In the same filing, the district denied workers used other racially insensitive terms.
Borquist declined to identify the co-worker accused of using the term. She said the employee, who was disciplined for the incident, no longer works for the district.
The district initially responded to Sanders' complaints by giving him the cell and home phone numbers of Rosilez so he could report any further harassment immediately, Borquist said.
The district also offered Sanders a place on its "Diversity Committee," an employee group that supports and embraces a diverse work force, she said.
"We take any report of harassment or discrimination very seriously," Borquist said.
At Sanders' request, the district held a training session in January 2003 for custodial staff to review anti-discrimination policies and reporting procedures.
Sanders' suit names as defendants Mark Moser, the district's administrator for classified personnel, Art Heckel, a former Aloha High School vice principal, and Strasser, Sanders' direct supervisor.
The district investigated Sanders' allegations against the three men and found no wrongdoing, Borquist said.
Heckel, now a vice principal at Westview High School, and Moser still work for the district.
Strasser retired in September. District officials said his retirement was unrelated to the lawsuit.

Posted by C. C. Cinnamon on 10/16/2010 at 4:08 PM

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This is Lake Perriguey, Seth Stambaugh's Lawyer.

To be clear, Mr. Stambaugh dose not currently intend to sue the Beaverton School District. Any intention that may have been conveyed was conditional, and dependent....vesting IF, AND ONLY IF, the Beaverton School District and he are unable to forge a comprehensive resolution to this crisis.

Mr. Stambaugh's primary driving goal before, and since, his summary removal from that Beaverton classroom is to be an excellent teacher. He is proving to be teaching us lessons about community and inclusivity that reverberate beyond the classroom

As has been reported in The Mercury and elsewhere, Superintendent Colonna and Mr. Stambaugh agreed to meet in person for a conversation. We are hopeful that this conversation will lead to Mr. Stambaugh's return to Sexton Mountain Elementary so that he may be continue to be a gifted educator.

Posted by LAW WORKS on 10/14/2010 at 6:52 PM

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I am a performer who is seriously interested in the life sized reclining unicorn to use as a prop!! Lady Floris, is there any chance I could get a sneak peak at it? I will be gone on Saturday, and would love to know if it is worth having someone go to the auction to bid on my behalf......
please let me know!

Posted by CT on 10/12/2010 at 11:28 AM

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Unicorns ARE magical! I heart Flo and Rusty.

Posted by BFMasters on 10/07/2010 at 2:41 PM

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alert all Unicorn collectors!!!! We'd love to sell it as one bulk collection to an avid collector, someone who would love it as much as Mom, but the Auction at The Commons on Dad's birthday (80th) was too excellent an opportunity to pass on!!!! Our folks would have thought this was a great idea for all reasons: supporting the community, supporting the neighborhood, supporting LOCAL business, and the house gets cleaned up a bit. I hope there's a collector out there who will be soooo happy! see you there. Flo Barrett

Posted by LadyFloris on 10/07/2010 at 3:09 AM

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"...including an arts space and the office of a leader of the national Church of Satan."

Ok. Your point being? "Ooooh! Eeeeevil Satanist covets warehouse space in SE!"

Posted by DamosA on 08/26/2010 at 5:04 PM

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Viva La LEMONADE BLOC!!! Fuck cops!

Posted by DamosA on 08/12/2010 at 4:32 PM

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