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sorry...should have said, the other options remove a lane of traffic...sacrifice a few feet from each sidewalk and you can have two car lanes, a two-way bike lane, AND two parking lanes...seriously one foot from each sidewalk can make that single bike lane a double bike lane and EVERYONE WINS
option 3 is the only one that makes sense...the other options leave no parking which will destroy any independent businesses there...
seriously designing to be 'green' and removing parking like this hurts the whole economic system of that area...sacrifice sidewalk space to give more room to cyclists if it is absolutely necessary
>> "largest brownfield clean-up site in Oregon ("And it cost — are you sitting down?" says Kight. "213 million dollars to clean up!"'
i wonder what company got that $213 MILLION contract...i wonder why the company that created the toxic waste field (aka 'brownfield') isn't paying? i wonder why...
this thread is fun to read...I agree with Ruby and furthermore it wouldn't feel right if barristas were all like, "Hi welcome to Stumptown may I take your order please" *smile*
i like it when barristas are rude...b/c its authentic
big problem w/ this article and those statistics...THE WRITER GIVES NO CONTEXT...just dumb statistics...YOU HAVE TO THINK CRITICALLY FOR FUCK'S SAKE...what matters is if the Police Dept is over or under budget for overtime this year...
if they are under budget then they could be sending more cops to OccupyPortland just to use the funds before the end of the year (or they lose them alot of times)
how does this compare to OTHER outlays for overtime? how much does the city spend for parades? how much for overtime for the marathon? give us the cost in context or your info is useless and makes people more stupider (sic)
city budgets are complicated, and this article just looks at the barest of dumb facts
Allegations of any kind of 'assault' on Finance Committee sketchballs made by another commenter are misdirection...no one who knows anything about OccupyPortland would be worried about assault at GA...there are always cops present not to mention the highly effective system OccupyPortland has for keeping the peace
Its a misdirection meant to confuse a simple issue: people made a non-profit in OccupyPortland's name and were taking donations via PayPal...without oversight...
That's a HUGE NO-NO and the GA was right to bust them hard for it...
but...any allegations or fears of 'assault' are completely bullshit...please ignore ;)
Straw Man logical fallacy...The Commenter from The Stranger (queerkid69) says:
"_It's shameful that anyone in the occupy 'movement' would work with police to turn people in._"
FACT CHECK! Cooperation does not equal 'turning people in' to the police. They are two completely different things.
The commenter's criticism is therefore completely invalid. If and when #OccupyPortland people start 'snitching' then his/her comment could then potentially be relevant.
I was at the meetings on the first night when they were discussing things and there was alot of debate about even communicating AT ALL with the police. At the time the consensus was to just take basic info if people get arrested and relay messages so each side is clear where the line is. That's all.
I would appreciate the fine people at Portland Mercury to correct their analysis in the article. It seems author Steven Humphrey missed the inherent contradiction in the comment he analyzed.
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