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Comment Archives: stories: News

Re: “Hall Monitor

The money could come from taxing the humongous police pension fund.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Dry White Toast on 10/19/2014 at 4:03 PM

Re: “In Other News

The pending ballot measure stipulates that only the State is authorized to levy the tax. All of these local taxes will be ruled null and void when challenged in court. Black market weed is not only better, it's cheaper because of the tax. The whole notion that legalization will supposedly take the profit out of crime is a farce in the face of taxation.

Posted by Dry White Toast on 10/19/2014 at 3:46 PM

Re: “The Burden of Proof

It would be much cheaper to simply have a State shrink, like the one who just passed away, write her a prescription for her chemicals of choice, and charge it to her Federal Medicaid account.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Dry White Toast on 10/19/2014 at 3:42 PM

Re: “A Clog in the Pipe

""There is no intent to open the door for prospective future uses at Terminal 6 beyond the containers, autos, and bulk that are already handled there," says Josh Thomas, a spokesman for the Port. "That kind of addition is not something we are pursuing or contemplating. It is more about consistency with various other existing Portland Harbor activities/uses."

Yeah, until one day you change your mind and decide to do otherwise. It's time to move on from supporting dangerous energy sources with severe externalities. Portland and Oregon could lead the country with a little initiative when it comes to renewable energy, but we actively choose to support and propel disastrous projects forward. When will we learn?

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Adam Brunelle on 10/19/2014 at 10:55 AM

Re: “Taking the Long View

You've heard of the Military Industrial Complex
How about the Prison Industrial Complex? "Prison Industrial Complex" (PIC) is a term we use to describe the overlapping interests of government and industry that use surveillance, policing, and imprisonment as solutions to what are, in actuality, economic, social, and political "problems." See - Republicans and Democrats brought this to you. Anyone else tired of the two party system? When will politicians AND voters do what's good for the people, instead of the party? Hope you might consider me as your Write In Candidate for Oregon Governor. I'm not affiliated with a party and I don't accept donations.
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0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Royce Cantrell on 10/18/2014 at 4:18 PM

Re: “A Clog in the Pipe

Why does the code have to be changed, rather than a variance to the existing code applied for, with a full public process weighing the desirability of granting one?

Posted by styrofoamcup on 10/17/2014 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Help with Baggage

However it works, I just wish people would stop calling it "sharing"

It's not sharing, it's selling. I'm not here to debate whether or not people have a right to sell their property (goods or services).

But stop pretending it's something other than straight-up, bald-faced capitalism.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by oliver on 10/13/2014 at 3:05 PM

Re: “You Can Be Arrested for Spitting

"targeted illegal camping, littering, drinking, and public urination as pastimes that can now get you thrown in jail". Oh, only now can those behaviors get you arrested? Pretty sure those have been illegal for some time.

Posted by Dizzy on 10/12/2014 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Help with Baggage

Great. Taking much-needed housing away from city residents so tourists can stay in it. It's becoming more and more clear that this city government could give a shit less about what the residents of this city actually need. This town is a joke.

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by loveanddeath on 10/09/2014 at 9:07 PM

Re: “You Can Be Arrested for Spitting

It would seem that blowing snot out of your nose should also count then, right?
In which case the cops would have had a field day at the marathon run, or watching bikers climb bridges, etc etc.

She was using spiiting as a means of free speech. She may be disgusting, but this is a bullshit charge.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by frankieb on 10/09/2014 at 7:31 PM

Re: “You Can Be Arrested for Spitting

Chronic spitters should have those hannibal lecter face masks locked onto them as punishment till they learn their lesson.

Posted by Bullnose on 10/09/2014 at 1:54 PM

Re: “You Can Be Arrested for Spitting

She sounds like truly lovely lady. Frankly I find spitting in public minorly disgusting. It depends on the size and composition of the lougie. I understand sometimes you just gotta spit, like when you inhale fly while riding your bike. If I were an officer I would view the spitting as a threat because incarcerated criminals commonly use spitting as a weapon, albeit, a non-physical type of assault. Who knows what's in their saliva? They could have something contagious. Bottom line, she should have swallowed.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Bullnose on 10/09/2014 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Help with Baggage

Hi, Mike. You're reading past the part that puts that cap in Austin, and only in specific parts of Austin. As we point out, the cap under consideration in Portland is no more 10 percent of buildings citywide, with a minimum of at least one unit.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Denis C. Theriault on 10/09/2014 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Help with Baggage

WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!? Up to 25% of units in bigger complexes to be rented out short term??!?!? (Alla AirBnB).

This is the such a HORRIBLE idea! The price of apartments in Portland is already insane; allowing this will make it even WORSE. It will also take away all of those apartments from the already horribly short supply!


5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Mike Brown on 10/08/2014 at 7:41 PM

Re: “Worth a Thousand Homes

According to the article, Portland is becoming less "black". Is this because people are leaving, or because of the large influx of people Portland has experienced over the last 20 years, diluting those that were already here?

The maps themselves do not establish that there is a problem. They can be interpreted in many ways, but they could suggest that N Portland is becoming more desegregated.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by CharlesBworth on 10/08/2014 at 11:43 AM

Re: “High Tension

Opponents to legalization actually wrote the fatally flawed bill, so that heads would reject it and opponents could proclaim the issue dead.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Dry White Toast on 10/03/2014 at 8:14 PM

Re: “Worth a Thousand Homes

Oh, wait. The Black Hills are in The South Dakota.

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by Dry White Toast on 10/03/2014 at 8:05 PM

Re: “Worth a Thousand Homes

In the Black Hills!

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Dry White Toast on 10/03/2014 at 8:04 PM

Re: “Worth a Thousand Homes

All that Black Gold!

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Dry White Toast on 10/03/2014 at 8:04 PM

Re: “High Tension

It's disturbing how close this vote appears to be, and a bit embarrassing.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by disastronaut on 10/03/2014 at 5:06 PM

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