Thank you Denis for the excellent ongoing coverage. Our local Occupy Wall Street movement appears ready for the long haul. That's good news for the 99%!
Thank you to the entire Mercury news staff for kicking a lot of ass in your continuing coverage of Occupy Portland.
"I smell salmon. Faux-salmon."
Comparing mental health budgets with the city's paltry investment in bike infrastructure is at best, ignorant, and at worst, contrived.
Many folks support increased funding of mental health services, AND the increased funding for safer, people-friendly streets. You don't have to ride a bike or suffer from mental illness to benefit from adequately funding either department. It is NOT one over the other, and putting that idea forward is intently divisive. I think many of us stand on the same side of both issues, and I don't think that sort of messaging helps either movement.
The real shame is that we've been made to believe we have to choose one over the other. We have to be grown ups and do big adult things like raise taxes and create new revenue streams to support all of the programs we critically need.
Do I get a comment received verification? The Mercury's commenting function is wack!
OK cool, so now that it's been blogged, what are the next action steps? Who's the decisionmaker we need to contact for accountability?
I am also really interested in the follow-up about Kipp being pushed into the street. There is something very strange about this story. Also, how did he get run over by TWO cars? Please investigate!
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