Monthly Archives: February 2007

Just Benign Protesters in Front of Schumacher Fur and Outerwear 9th and SW Morrison



No big deal. Just your usual benign protesters who have now managed to put the Schumachers out of a legal business. With little to no help from the City except the one time (above) when they wrestled with the law breaking protesters. See previous posts here and here and here and here.


ALF=ANIMAL LIBERATON FRONT
READ ABOUT THEM HERE . And don’t forget federal prosecutors shut down an Oregon cell last year.

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Wednesday Open Thread: Headline in WaPo: Hollywood Gives Obama Both Cash and Credibility

I understand the cash reference, but…credibility? Read all about it here.
Excerpt here:

Movie stars Tom Hanks, Jennifer Aniston and Denzel Washington wrote checks, and scores of producers and agents paid $4,600 per couple — the maximum allowed — to jam a hotel ballroom for a two-hour, closed-door cocktail reception hosted by entertainment moguls Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen.

Ok, still confused here. Where’s the credibility part of the story?

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Wednesday Open Thread: Headline in WaPo: Hollywood Gives Obama Both Cash and Credibility

I understand the cash reference, but…credibility? Read all about it here.
Excerpt here:

Movie stars Tom Hanks, Jennifer Aniston and Denzel Washington wrote checks, and scores of producers and agents paid $4,600 per couple — the maximum allowed — to jam a hotel ballroom for a two-hour, closed-door cocktail reception hosted by entertainment moguls Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen.

Ok, still confused here. Where’s the credibility part of the story?

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Schumachers Say No Mas! ECO TERRORISTS 1, LEGAL BUSINESS 0

They’re soon outta Portland. They’re soon out of business.No commercial real estate developer wants them because of the protesters. The City of Portland won’t help them because commissioners side with the protesters and so a legitimate, legal business that’s been in the City of Portland is forced out.Here’s the cop charged with watching protesters for wrong doing. He’s receiving a hug from one of the protesters.

Write your City Commissioner:
Tom POTTER-503-823-4120
mayorpotter@ci.portland.or.us
Dan SALTZMAN- 503 823-4151
dsaltzman@ci.portland.or.us
Erik STEN- 503-823-3589
erik@ci.portland.or.us
Randy Leonard 503 823 4682
Sam Adams 503 823 3008

I suggest you mention the following:
Dear_____,
I call on you to do everything in your power to keep the Schumachers in town and keep the protesters away.
There have been illegal, obscene, uncivil acts in front of the Schumacher Fur and Outwear Store at SW 9th and Morrison for nearly a year and a half, it’s time for this intolerant, divisive behavior by the protesters to stop.
Sincerely,

_______

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Children: Human Props to Extort More Money for Teachers. Johnny and Mary You Get an "A" Today!


Why are they sending emails on school time, to school employees and activists, to go to a fundraising event for a POLITICAL GROUP?

From: key-communicators-list-bounces@mailman.pps.k12.or.us
[mailto:key-communicators-list-bounces@mailman.pps.k12.or.us] On Behalf
Of PPS ppscomms
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2007 6:01 PM
To: allpps@pps.k12.or.us; key-communicators-list@pps.k12.or.us;
media-list@pps.k12.or.us; pta-lsac-list@pps.k12.or.us
Subject: [Key-communicators-list] Monday Rally for schools attracts
1,000+ from Portland, 6 School Board members
From: key-communicators-list-bounces@mailman.pps.k12.or.us
[mailto:key-communicators-list-bounces@mailman.pps.k12.or.us] On Behalf
Of PPS ppscomms
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2007 6:01 PM
To: allpps@pps.k12.or.us; key-communicators-list@pps.k12.or.us;
media-list@pps.k12.or.us; pta-lsac-list@pps.k12.or.us
Subject: [Key-communicators-list] Monday Rally for schools attracts
1,000+ from Portland, 6 School Board members

MEDIA ADVISORY

More than 1,000 Portland parents and students and six members of the
Portland School Board will join thousands more to rally at the State
Capitol Monday on behalf of all Oregon schools.

The noontime Presidents Day Rally, organized by Stand for Children, will
call for a $6.3 billion state budget for K-12 education. The proposed
2007-08 Portland schools budget, based on that level of state funding,
allows Portland schools to start adding music, PE and the arts back into
the standard curriculum, adds 24 counselors at large elementary and K-8
schools and continues and expands programs to help high school students
succeed.

On Monday, parents, students and community members will board buses
across the city, with 14 buses leaving from PPS schools and six from
Portland State University.

Portland School Board Co-Chairs Dan Ryan and Bobbie Regan and Board
Directors Doug Morgan, Trudy Sargent, Dilafruz Williams and David Wynde
are participating in the Salem rally. (Ryan and Regan also will be in
Salem Sunday to participate in the Oregon School Boards Association’s
legislative conference.)

The rally is co-sponsored or endorsed by a roster of 12 business,
community and education organizations.

For general information on the rally or to participate, go to
www.stand.org/or/2007rally/ or call 503.235-2305.

For more information about the Portland Public Schools budget, go to
www.pps.k12.or.us.

# # #

At Portland Public Schools, this is our goal: By the end of elementary,
middle, and high school, every student by name will meet or exceed
academic standards and will be fully prepared to make productive life
decisions. For more information on Portland Public Schools, call (503)
916-3304, e-mail us at pubinfo@pps.k12.or.us, or visit
www.pps.k12.or.us. Portland Public Schools is an equal opportunity
educator and employer.

Because money is always the answer to delivering better education. That’s why kids are bused from all over the state along with teachers, staffers, et. al. to go to Salem on President’s Day.
1) try this schtick on MLK Day and see what happens. Apparently President’s Day, due to its having been demeaned (who’s birthday is it again?), is merely a day off for the public employee union members to rustle up some chillins and take them to Salem for a photo op
2) if they can waste money for use of staff time, computers, mailings, etc to help organize themselves before the event, then why do we need more money for schools again?
**For the record the PPS Spokeswoman says she sent this from her home computer and says it’s not illegal even though the group they were working with also works as a political action committee and a charity.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Gang of 7

The seven Republicans who voted yesterday to advance the measure were Sens. Norm Coleman of Minnesota, Susan Collins of Maine, Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, Gordon H. Smith of Oregon, Olympia J. Snowe of Maine, Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania and John W. Warner of Virginia. Sen. Bernard Sanders [a socialist], Vermont independent, also voted with the Democrats.

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Schumachers Say No Mas! ECO TERRORISTS 1, LEGAL BUSINESS 0

They’re soon outta Portland. They’re soon out of business.No commercial real estate developer wants them because of the protesters. The City of Portland won’t help them because commissioners side with the protesters and so a legitimate, legal business that’s been in the City of Portland is forced out.Here’s the cop charged with watching protesters for wrong doing. He’s receiving a hug from one of the protesters.

Write your City Commissioner:
Tom POTTER-503-823-4120
mayorpotter@ci.portland.or.us
Dan SALTZMAN- 503 823-4151
dsaltzman@ci.portland.or.us
Erik STEN- 503-823-3589
erik@ci.portland.or.us
Randy Leonard 503 823 4682
Sam Adams 503 823 3008

I suggest you mention the following:
Dear_____,
I call on you to do everything in your power to keep the Schumachers in town and keep the protesters away.
There have been illegal, obscene, uncivil acts in front of the Schumacher Fur and Outwear Store at SW 9th and Morrison for nearly a year and a half, it’s time for this intolerant, divisive behavior by the protesters to stop.
Sincerely,

_______

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

"The Urge to Save Humanity is Almost Always a False Front for the Urge to Rule it" HL Mencken

He’s just a lowly Congressman from Georgia, but John Linder has it right. Writing an op ed in the Washington Times (found here) he takes on the “settled science” of the Global Warming alarmists. After making a point of how eugenics was “settled science” by a bunch of certified smart guys at all the top universities he makes a few salient points which I’ve shared below. And as long as you’re reading HERE’S another piece on global warming alarmism. Thanks to Bruce for the link.

One must ask, “How in the world did university researchers come to conclusions that defended this outrageous affront to society?” …It is very easy to believe that the settled science regarding climate change is just as suspicious, and indeed may be another example of pseudo-science capturing the imagination of politicians, actors and the media elite who have a desperate need to embrace some “science” which may force us to change the way we live our lives. …We see pictures of huge blocks of ice crashing into the sea from the Antarctic Peninsula, which comprises about 2 percent of the continent. The fact that the remaining 98 percent of Antarctica is growing by 26.8 gigatons of ice per year is ignored.

We are told today that human activity is causing a dramatic increase in carbon dioxide levels that is responsible for “global warming.” While a congressional delegation was visiting the Antarctic expedition in January of 2003 we were shown the results of the Vostok ice-sheet cores where temperatures and CO2 levels were measured as far as 400,000 years ago. At that time, the level of CO2 was 280 parts per million parts of atmosphere (ppm), about what it was 20 years ago. The levels of CO2 and temperature rode up and down in consonance over 400,00 years. “Who,” I asked, “was burning the fossil fuels 400,000 years ago?” I was treated as though I was rude.

When it comes to methane, another greenhouse gas, termites are responsible for 11 percent of the world’s production from natural sources. Seventy-six percent comes from wetlands, which provide habitat conducive to bacteria, which produce 145 million metric tons of methane per year during the decomposition of organic material. It is curious that the very alarmists on climate change are alarmists on saving and increasing wetlands.

When Freon was invented it was considered a miracle gas. It replaced, in refrigeration units, a combination of toxic gases that, if released, actually killed people. But the settled science concluded that human activity was a threat to the planet. We outlawed the production of CFCs and thousands of people across the world died from eating rancid food due to the loss of refrigeration.

The world’s production of CFCs peaked at 1.1 million tons per year. If 100 percent of that was released it would have added 750,000 tons of chlorine into the atmosphere. That is insignificant compared to the 300 million tons the oceans yield annually by the evaporation of seawater alone. But that couldn’t be controlled so the alarmists went after us.

Today, if there is a settled science, it is adduced by climatologists who have been observing and studying the world for decades. Many are retired and not seeking government grants for research and thus not inclined to reach outcomes that are politically popular. Most have been through more than one alarmist cycle of doom. The predictions by scientists in Time magazine’s “Another Ice Age?” in 1974 and Newsweek’s “The Cooling World” in 1975 come to mind. The latter article stated that scientists “are almost unanimous in the view that the trend will reduce agricultural productivity for the rest of the century. If the climactic change is as profound as some of the pessimists fear, the resulting famines could be catastrophic.”

But wise old heads believe that we are going through normal cycles of heating and cooling that we have seen over hundreds of millions of years as the earth heats and cools when the activity of the sun changes. The earth is heated by the sun. The sun is impacted by magnetic forces creating outbursts called sunspots, which increase the heat it imparts. During the coldest period in the Little Ice Age, which ended near the end of the 19th century, sunspots almost completely disappeared for 70 years. The earth cooled. Sunspot activity has been declining for a number of years and is expected decline by 40 percent over the next decade. The world is about to enter a cooling period. Be prepared to change your lifestyle.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Children: Human Props to Extort More Money for Teachers. Johnny and Mary You Get an "A" Today!


Why are they sending emails on school time, to school employees and activists, to go to a fundraising event for a POLITICAL GROUP?

From: key-communicators-list-bounces@mailman.pps.k12.or.us
[mailto:key-communicators-list-bounces@mailman.pps.k12.or.us] On Behalf
Of PPS ppscomms
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2007 6:01 PM
To: allpps@pps.k12.or.us; key-communicators-list@pps.k12.or.us;
media-list@pps.k12.or.us; pta-lsac-list@pps.k12.or.us
Subject: [Key-communicators-list] Monday Rally for schools attracts
1,000+ from Portland, 6 School Board members
From: key-communicators-list-bounces@mailman.pps.k12.or.us
[mailto:key-communicators-list-bounces@mailman.pps.k12.or.us] On Behalf
Of PPS ppscomms
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2007 6:01 PM
To: allpps@pps.k12.or.us; key-communicators-list@pps.k12.or.us;
media-list@pps.k12.or.us; pta-lsac-list@pps.k12.or.us
Subject: [Key-communicators-list] Monday Rally for schools attracts
1,000+ from Portland, 6 School Board members

MEDIA ADVISORY

More than 1,000 Portland parents and students and six members of the
Portland School Board will join thousands more to rally at the State
Capitol Monday on behalf of all Oregon schools.

The noontime Presidents Day Rally, organized by Stand for Children, will
call for a $6.3 billion state budget for K-12 education. The proposed
2007-08 Portland schools budget, based on that level of state funding,
allows Portland schools to start adding music, PE and the arts back into
the standard curriculum, adds 24 counselors at large elementary and K-8
schools and continues and expands programs to help high school students
succeed.

On Monday, parents, students and community members will board buses
across the city, with 14 buses leaving from PPS schools and six from
Portland State University.

Portland School Board Co-Chairs Dan Ryan and Bobbie Regan and Board
Directors Doug Morgan, Trudy Sargent, Dilafruz Williams and David Wynde
are participating in the Salem rally. (Ryan and Regan also will be in
Salem Sunday to participate in the Oregon School Boards Association’s
legislative conference.)

The rally is co-sponsored or endorsed by a roster of 12 business,
community and education organizations.

For general information on the rally or to participate, go to
www.stand.org/or/2007rally/ or call 503.235-2305.

For more information about the Portland Public Schools budget, go to
www.pps.k12.or.us.

# # #

At Portland Public Schools, this is our goal: By the end of elementary,
middle, and high school, every student by name will meet or exceed
academic standards and will be fully prepared to make productive life
decisions. For more information on Portland Public Schools, call (503)
916-3304, e-mail us at pubinfo@pps.k12.or.us, or visit
www.pps.k12.or.us. Portland Public Schools is an equal opportunity
educator and employer.

Because money is always the answer to delivering better education. That’s why kids are bused from all over the state along with teachers, staffers, et. al. to go to Salem on President’s Day.
1) try this schtick on MLK Day and see what happens. Apparently President’s Day, due to its having been demeaned (who’s birthday is it again?), is merely a day off for the public employee union members to rustle up some chillins and take them to Salem for a photo op
2) if they can waste money for use of staff time, computers, mailings, etc to help organize themselves before the event, then why do we need more money for schools again?
**For the record the PPS Spokeswoman says she sent this from her home computer and says it’s not illegal even though the group they were working with also works as a political action committee and a charity.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Gang of 7

The seven Republicans who voted yesterday to advance the measure were Sens. Norm Coleman of Minnesota, Susan Collins of Maine, Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, Gordon H. Smith of Oregon, Olympia J. Snowe of Maine, Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania and John W. Warner of Virginia. Sen. Bernard Sanders [a socialist], Vermont independent, also voted with the Democrats.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

"The Urge to Save Humanity is Almost Always a False Front for the Urge to Rule it" HL Mencken

He’s just a lowly Congressman from Georgia, but John Linder has it right. Writing an op ed in the Washington Times (found here) he takes on the “settled science” of the Global Warming alarmists. After making a point of how eugenics was “settled science” by a bunch of certified smart guys at all the top universities he makes a few salient points which I’ve shared below. And as long as you’re reading HERE’S another piece on global warming alarmism. Thanks to Bruce for the link.

One must ask, “How in the world did university researchers come to conclusions that defended this outrageous affront to society?” …It is very easy to believe that the settled science regarding climate change is just as suspicious, and indeed may be another example of pseudo-science capturing the imagination of politicians, actors and the media elite who have a desperate need to embrace some “science” which may force us to change the way we live our lives. …We see pictures of huge blocks of ice crashing into the sea from the Antarctic Peninsula, which comprises about 2 percent of the continent. The fact that the remaining 98 percent of Antarctica is growing by 26.8 gigatons of ice per year is ignored.

We are told today that human activity is causing a dramatic increase in carbon dioxide levels that is responsible for “global warming.” While a congressional delegation was visiting the Antarctic expedition in January of 2003 we were shown the results of the Vostok ice-sheet cores where temperatures and CO2 levels were measured as far as 400,000 years ago. At that time, the level of CO2 was 280 parts per million parts of atmosphere (ppm), about what it was 20 years ago. The levels of CO2 and temperature rode up and down in consonance over 400,00 years. “Who,” I asked, “was burning the fossil fuels 400,000 years ago?” I was treated as though I was rude.

When it comes to methane, another greenhouse gas, termites are responsible for 11 percent of the world’s production from natural sources. Seventy-six percent comes from wetlands, which provide habitat conducive to bacteria, which produce 145 million metric tons of methane per year during the decomposition of organic material. It is curious that the very alarmists on climate change are alarmists on saving and increasing wetlands.

When Freon was invented it was considered a miracle gas. It replaced, in refrigeration units, a combination of toxic gases that, if released, actually killed people. But the settled science concluded that human activity was a threat to the planet. We outlawed the production of CFCs and thousands of people across the world died from eating rancid food due to the loss of refrigeration.

The world’s production of CFCs peaked at 1.1 million tons per year. If 100 percent of that was released it would have added 750,000 tons of chlorine into the atmosphere. That is insignificant compared to the 300 million tons the oceans yield annually by the evaporation of seawater alone. But that couldn’t be controlled so the alarmists went after us.

Today, if there is a settled science, it is adduced by climatologists who have been observing and studying the world for decades. Many are retired and not seeking government grants for research and thus not inclined to reach outcomes that are politically popular. Most have been through more than one alarmist cycle of doom. The predictions by scientists in Time magazine’s “Another Ice Age?” in 1974 and Newsweek’s “The Cooling World” in 1975 come to mind. The latter article stated that scientists “are almost unanimous in the view that the trend will reduce agricultural productivity for the rest of the century. If the climactic change is as profound as some of the pessimists fear, the resulting famines could be catastrophic.”

But wise old heads believe that we are going through normal cycles of heating and cooling that we have seen over hundreds of millions of years as the earth heats and cools when the activity of the sun changes. The earth is heated by the sun. The sun is impacted by magnetic forces creating outbursts called sunspots, which increase the heat it imparts. During the coldest period in the Little Ice Age, which ended near the end of the 19th century, sunspots almost completely disappeared for 70 years. The earth cooled. Sunspot activity has been declining for a number of years and is expected decline by 40 percent over the next decade. The world is about to enter a cooling period. Be prepared to change your lifestyle.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com