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Sep 22 econoline commented on Shut 2016 Down: Rialto Poolroom Bar is Closing.
Pretty sure off track betting isn't exactly a growing part of the gambling market which probably isn't helping much either...
Sep 14 econoline commented on Good Morning, News: Bye-Bye 48-Hour Rule, Colin Powell's Hacked Emails, and Nelly Fans to the Rescue!.
Are there twice as many uber and lyft drivers as there are cab drivers? Seems like something that should be done as a percentage of rides delivered that resulted in complaints not just the total number of complaints. I personally am done with cab companies in this town, burned by broadway and radio cab too many times in the past.
Sep 13 econoline commented on Deaths Of Homeless People Shot Way Up in Multnomah County Last Year.
@Sok I can tell you there are a lot more homeless people on my street than there were in 2015, and many of them are living in RV's with out of state plates. Homeless counts are a tricky business, but step outside and walk down the street and you will see there are way more of them than there were 18 months ago.
Sep 12 econoline commented on Deaths Of Homeless People Shot Way Up in Multnomah County Last Year.
Euphonius, sorry but you are wrong from the oregonian: 1,875 hypodermic needles, 25 gallons of urine, 16 gallons of fecal matter, 10 pounds of dried feces and more than five 40-yard dumpster loads of garbage. They aren't even close to done yet and already 1875 used needles!

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index…
Sep 10 econoline commented on Deaths Of Homeless People Shot Way Up in Multnomah County Last Year.
It is unsurprising that with Hales putting out the welcome sign encouraging so many homeless people to move here that we have a higher number of deaths. They have pulled almost 2000 used needles off the springwater corridor. Our mayor has only made this problem worse.
Sep 8 econoline commented on East Portland Tenants Are Shaming Their Rent-Hiking Landlord In Front of His Neighbors.
These people got a great deal with below market rent for years, attacking the new owner personally for now charging a market rate on a property that he certainly paid for based on what market rate rents would be is inappropriate. It is great that the mercury redacted the phone number and address but they should have redacted his name as well.
Sep 2 econoline commented on Taco Tantrum.
Whenever someone is being this rude in a restaurant I like to accidentally spill a pitcher of soda on them. That usually convinces them that maybe it is time to go.
Aug 18 econoline commented on I Love You, Amy Schumer, But You're Wrong.
@spaceman it is kind of weird to me that partly because his comments seem to have been taken out of context and partly because he is famous people almost seem more pitchforky at Kurt who has never been accused of any impropriety with a woman than they would be at an actual rapist. One thing is for sure anyone who doesn't get why a single anonymous accusation should not be allowed to ruin someone's life has never been falsely accused of something.
Aug 18 econoline commented on I Love You, Amy Schumer, But You're Wrong.
I listened to Kurt talk about this for over an hour on a podcast today. He apologized for the way he phrased his comments but I have to say I agree with his actual message which he admits he did a huge disservice to in the way he tweeted. That message is that it isn't appropriate for someone to be blackballed from their career because of one person making an anonymous accusation. The guy who was blackballed was told nothing specific about the accusation, how is he supposed to defend himself if he didn't do anything when all that the UCB is willing to say to him is 1 or more woman accused you of rape. If he did it he should be in jail, if this is some vindictive spurned lover she shouldn't be able to ruin his life without any recourse for him.
Aug 17 econoline commented on Short-Staffed Cops Are Being Forced to Trim Specialty Units to Adequately Patrol the City.
Cut the Mounted patrol completely, it is a huge waste of money. The horses are scary not enticing for people to pet, and those officers get nothing done besides maybe spreading some manure on the asphalt.