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Re: “Good Morning!!

Wow, how many readers of anon blog were thrown off by that unusually positive post?

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by shenaniganer on 08/26/2015 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Tonight, the Season Finale of Summer's Best Show, Mr. Robot (Updated)

How I hate to see the words Snowden and hero in the same sentence.
I guess I have a much higher standard on the term.
And it certainly wouldn't apply to someone hiding out in that bastion of free speech, Russia.
Dude is a fucking traitor, plain and simple.

Now, those 3 Americans who stopped that guy from shooting up a train in France, which got little notice here - now those boys are HEROS.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by frankieb on 08/26/2015 at 5:58 PM

Re: “Sudden Safekeeping

There has never been any "War on Homelessness." What there's been is war against the homeless, and all this is, is a means of identifying just exactly who the homeless are, and holding their property ransom for them to behave according to the dictates of the City. Participants will 'voluntarily' waive rights for privileges and be led down the slippery slope to captivity.

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by Big Ten Inch on 08/26/2015 at 5:55 PM

Re: “#ShellNO Activist Jonah Majure Wants Your Support in Court on Wednesday

Desperate times call for desperate measures. He was doing what he could in the only way he knew how to do it. I applaud him for his efforts. Far more noble than the other hundreds of millions of pathetic americans buying convenience at the expense of their children with an addiction to fossil fuels. Only morons and monsters use fossil fuels where alternatives exist.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Christopher Dizon on 08/26/2015 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Portland Might Finally Be Ready to Announce a Bike Share Program

If we are going to throw money at a losing business venture, I wish it would be at least geared for Portlanders.

5 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by frankieb on 08/26/2015 at 5:48 PM

Re: “About Last Night at White Owl...

I'm confused. Did this take place at a bar?

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by pdxMB on 08/26/2015 at 5:40 PM

Re: “North Portland Rising

Big deal.

2 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by frankieb on 08/26/2015 at 5:22 PM

Re: “North Portland Rising

Why does Finklea think people renting apartments in this new building will be any more or less "invested" in the neighborhood than he is?

14 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by AMA on 08/26/2015 at 5:16 PM

Re: “Sure Fire

Yet again, stalker

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Jimmy Carter on 08/26/2015 at 4:55 PM

Re: “North Portland Rising

Just a quick reminder. There is likely to be numerous devastating Earthquakes all along the Pacific Rim of Fire, approximately sometime between Labor Day and Columbus Day (+/-).

Click my profile image.

1 like, 12 dislikes
Posted by Big Ten Inch on 08/26/2015 at 4:42 PM

Re: “North Portland Rising

Nobody is entitled to on-street parking — newcomers or old-time residents. Someone who street parks in an area without a meter or a permit is literally renting land for free from the city.

Also, the property in question is adjacent to great biking facilities and a bunch of frequent transit options. It also has a WalkScore of 86. Enforcing a parking minimum for the development seems, frankly, ridiculous.

9 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Quotidian on 08/26/2015 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Cannabuzz: The Week in Marijuana

This isn't a lesson in WHAT? I'm sorry but every woman has made a difference in this industry and those so called scantily clad women have kept men interested for decades... we owe them a debt of gratitude. For you to even call them such a name in backhanded fashion belittles them, demeans them and forces everyone else to think they are bad people with no value. Yet.... how many people read playboy for the articles only? How many people have never looked at Snap on tool calendars? Women have always been treated as second class regardless of what they have done and to name it as a specific type of shaming denotes that you think women who wear less clothes are beyond provocative and are promiscuous and have no value... sex sells and it always has and always will, to label women who are only doing what men expect of them as something vile is a grave mistake and one I feel could be considered offensive. You might not like them... I may not wish to be one of them, but they have done no wrong and do not deserve such a vicious backhand. In fact they have done only that which was demanded and requested of them. It is a sub culture of the cannabis industry and if we don't embrace every single facet and strengthen our borders by working with that which is important we will only faction ourselves off and create our own failure. -Meki

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Posted by Meki Cox on 08/26/2015 at 4:31 PM

Re: “North Portland Rising

Portland was ruined beyond repair when MAX cut the roots of the trees on the North side of the main Library. It's only gotten much worse since then. In a good year, there's three months of decent weather, anyway. When the 9.2 hits, consider the new opportunity to rebuild the entire downtown along the lines of one, big, self contained mall, along the lines of PSU with it's skybridges and basement tunnels. Sort of like the Starship Enterprise. In fact, make the entire structure to hoover above the ground to be quake proof next time.

2 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Big Ten Inch on 08/26/2015 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Cannabuzz: The Week in Cannabis

No, man, I'd have to smuggle it over in a container. Isn't this an international event?

Posted by Big Ten Inch on 08/26/2015 at 4:11 PM

Re: “North Portland Rising

@Stinky. The market (i.e. all the people who buy and sell residences and get to more or less make decisions about whether to occupy/rent/sell them) doesn't give a fuck what I'm OK with, so what I'm OK with doesn't matter.

I wish a Pearl penthouse was in my price range. I wish an Irvington mansion was in my price range. I wish I could have steak for the price of hamburger. I wish lots of things were affordable to me. They aren't. So I'm not entitled to own them. I don't tell myself and others that I "deserve" steak at hamburger prices, to use your word.

Renters (especially ones occupying a single family home on prime property) believing that their rent should essentially be frozen when a neighborhood's value takes off are acting out of entitlement. They could give a shit about "neighborhood fabric" in the abstract: what they really care about is that they have to move to a less convenient neighborhood and/or pay more rent. Sooner or later, we all get forced to live within our means - it's called growing the fuck up.

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Posted by Commenty Colin on 08/26/2015 at 4:10 PM

Re: “North Portland Rising

Colin pretty much nails it.

The property is at 2405 N. Vancouver, just south of Russell between that model railroad building and some sort of warehouse. Its directly across the street from two existing apartment buildings. One of those was built in 2013 according to portlandmaps.com, but I guess that's full of cool people fully committed to the neighborhood and the single family residence that was demolished to make way for that building wasn't historic.

I'm generally opposed to tearing shit down for the sake of something "new" and think the city can tweak some rules to preserve some relatively affordable homes in single family residential neighborhoods, but this seems like a development that makes sense from a density perspective.

Also, I bet the "historic" preservation angle could have worked if there was a plan presented to the developer at the outset to move the house in a timely fashion if preserving it was really the goal. What developer in his right mind would pass up saving on demolition costs? More flies with honey and all that.

15 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Babygorilla on 08/26/2015 at 4:08 PM

Re: “Nostalgic Whiners

Shut up, JTR.

8 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by loveanddeath on 08/26/2015 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Islamic State Has Killed at Least 30 Gays by Stoning, Firing Squad, Beheading, and Pushing Men from Tall Buildings

The new gay military simply doesn't get nearly enough credit for hating Islam. If anyone has a stake in the War against ISIS, it's got to be them. Progressives now need to chose either one side or the other. Either support pissed off, happy homosexuals or Jihadis. You can't have it both ways, AC/DC, any longer.

Posted by Big Ten Inch on 08/26/2015 at 3:56 PM

Re: “North Portland Rising

CC, so you're ok with saying everybody who's been living in N and NE (some for generations) doesn't deserve to live there now unless they want and can afford a 580sq ft studio at $1800/mo?

20 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Stinky on 08/26/2015 at 3:56 PM

Re: “Cannabuzz: The Week in Cannabis

Big Ten, I cant speak for HT, but I believe that as long as you grew the plant in Oregon, it's acceptable to enter into their event.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Josh Jardine on 08/26/2015 at 3:52 PM

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