Daily Archives: February 3, 2010

"What exactly did Bush and Cheney do wrong?"


A curious headline sure to instill angst in many people. Yet, that is the question found on left-leaning Salon.com and asked by noted award winning Liberal, Glenn Greenwald.

Glenn tells in a sub-headline, “Democratic and media elites attack Obama for departing from the prior administration’s Terrorism approach.”

He writes,

“Just look at these illustrative incidents. Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell went on Fred Thompson’s radio show yesterday to demand that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed be put before a military commission — at Guantanamo. Over the weekend, Time’s Joe Klein lambasted the Obama DOJ, and embraced Bush’s former CIA and NSA Chief Michael Hayden, by objecting to the criminal charges and Constitutional rights afforded the accused Christmas Day bomber, with Klein decreeing: “the bomber is an enemy combatant. He doesn’t have Miranda rights.” MSNBC personalities Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie chatted yesterday with their boss, MSNBC Washington Bureau Chief Mark Whitaker, all agreeing that the decision to grant civilian trials for “Terrorists” is “a pure, self-inflicted wound.” When Najibullah Zazi was arrested for allegedly plotting a serious Terrorist attack, The New Republic’s Michael Crowley said he was so frightened by this that he was open to torturing Zazi. Democratic Senators are threatening to join the GOP in cutting off funds for civilian trials. Democratic members of Congress joined with the GOP to prevent even modest reforms of the Patriot Act and other surveillance abuses. City officials compete with one another over who can be the most frightened and terrorized by Terrorists.”

In fact, this article fits right in with another, Vulnerable Dems seek distance from Obama

Looks like that hopey changey thing isn’t working out to well.

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Honoring the Four Chaplains by Rees Lloyd

By Rees Lloyd


February 3 is “Four Chaplains Day” in America by the unanimous resolution of the U.S. Congress in 1988.

Who are they, and why do we honor them? Do we Americans, generally, know, and transmit to our young, the story of the Four Chaplains and their heroism in World War II; their willing, knowing, and loving ultimate sacrifice of their lives in service to God and country so “that others may live;” the lesson of their lives?

On February 3, 1943, the Dorchester, a converted luxury cruise ship, was transporting Army troops to Geenland, escorted by three Coast Guard Cutters and accompanied by two slow moving freighters.

On board were some 900 troops, and four chaplains, of diverse religions and backgrounds, but of a common faith and commitment to serve God, country, and all the troops, regardless of their religious beliefs, or non-belief. The four Chaplains are:

Rev. George Fox (Methodist); Father John Washington (Roman Catholic); Jewish Rabbi Alexander Goode; and Rev. Clark Poling (Dutch Reformed).

At approximately , in the dead of a freezing night, the Dorchester was hit by a torpedo fired by German U-boat 233 in an area so infested with German submarines it was known as “Torpedo Junction.”

The blast ripped a hole in the ship from below the waterline to the top deck.

The engine room was instantly flooded. Crewmen, who were not scalded to death by steam escaping from broken pipes and the ship’s boiler, were drowned.

Hundreds of troops in the flooded lower compartments were drowned, or washed out to the frigid waters, where most would die.

In less than a minute, the Dorchester lost way, and listed on a 30-degree angle. Troops on deck searched for life jackets in panic, clung to rails and other handholds, saw overloaded life boats overturn in the turgid water, leaped overboard as a last desperate hope for life. Many with life jackets drowned when the life preservers became waterlogged.

Of the 900 troops and crew on board, two-thirds would ultimately die; most of those who survived, had lifelong infirmities and pain from their time in the icy waters.

Dorchester survivors told of the wild pandemonium on board when it was hit and began sinking. Many men had not slept in their clothes and life vests as ordered because of the heat in the crowded quarters below. There was panic, fear, terror; death was no abstraction but real, immediate, seemingly inescapable.

The four Chaplains acted together to try bring some order to the chaos, to calm the panic of the troops, to alleviate their fear and terror, to pray with and for them, to help save their lives.

The Chaplains passed out life jackets, helping those too panicked to put them on correctly, until the awful moment arrived when there were no more life jackets to be given out.

It was then that a most remarkable act of heroism, courage, faith, and love took place:

Each of the four Chaplains took off his life jacket, and, knowing that act made death certain, put his life jacket on a soldier who didn’t have one, refusing to listen to any protest that they should not make such a sacrifice.

They continued to help the troops until the last moment.

Then, as the ship sank into the raging sea, the four Chaplains linked hands and arms, and could be seen and heard by the survivors praying together, even singing hymns, joined together in faith, love, and unity, as they sacrificed their lives so “that others might live.”

The few survivors testified to the selfless act of the four Chaplains:

“The ship started sinking and as I left the ship, I looked back and saw the chaplains with their hands clasped, praying for the boys. They never made any attempt to save themselves, but they did try to save the others. I think their names should be on the list of ‘The Greatest Heroes’ of this war,” testified Grady L. Clark.

“I saw all four chaplains take off their life belts and give them to soldiers who had none. The last I saw of them they were still praying, talking, and preaching to the soldiers,” attested survivor Thomas W. Myers Jr.

“It is impressed clearly in my mind that these chaplains demonstrated unsurpassed courage and heroism when they willingly gave their life belts to four enlisted men, who, because of the utter confusion and disorder brought about by the torpedoing, had become hysterical. They helped save the lives of many of the troops,” testified John F. Garey.

These testimonies, taken from author Dan Kurzman’s valuable book “No Greater Glory: The Four Immortal Chaplains and the Sinking of the Dorchester in World War II,” are but some of the sworn statements of grateful survivors upon which Congress awarded the Four Chaplains an unprecedented “Congressional Medal of Valor” in 1961.

Earlier, in 1944, they were awarded Purple Hearts and the Distinguished Service Cross. They did not receive the Medal of Honor because of restrictions limiting that medal to combatants. In 2004, delegates to The American Legion National Convention representing 2.7-million wartime veterans, voted to support making an exception and awarding the Medal of Honor to the Four Chaplains.

The lesson of their lives is as inspiring as is the lesson of their ultimate sacrifice. Information is available from a number of sources, principally by the Immortal Chaplains Foundation, and the affiliated Chapel of the Four Chaplains, which awards the Immortal Chaplains Prize for Humanity, and whose logo is: “That others may live.” (www.immortalchaplains.org; The Immortal Chaplains Foundation, HamlineUniversity, Box48, St. Paul, MN55104)

At the dedication of the Chapel of the Four Chaplains in 1951, then-President Harry S. Truman said their sacrifice reflected the fact that “the unity of our country is a unity under God.”

“This interfaith shrine will stand through long generations to teach Americans that as men can die heroically as brothers so should they live together in mutual faith and good will,” President Truman said.

Ben Epstein, a Jewish survivor who often spoke to audiences about the Four Chaplains, was quoted by author Kurzman as describing the meaning of their sacrifice by putting a question to himself, and, thereby, to all other Americans:

“I ask myself, could I do it? Take my life preserver and give it to someone else? Absolutely not. I don’t think I could do it. I didn’t do it. And I ask you in the audience how many of you could do it? And I don’t want an answer. That’s why I say their bravery; their heroism is beyond belief. That is one of the reasons why we must tell the world what these people did.”

On this and every Feb. 3, Four Chaplains Day, what the Four Chaplains did, and the lesson of their lives, should be told, including in every classroom in the country. But will it?

We can help that happen by demanding that our local schools inform our children of the lesson of the lives of the Four Chaplains. The American Legion has been conducting annual Four Chaplains remembrances for almost one-half a century, publishes material, and has produced a video, “The American Legion Remembers the Four Chaplains,” all of which are available through its Chaplains Program. (Acy@legion.org; The American Legion, Attn: Chaplains Program,

PO Box 1055, Indianapolis, IN46206

(317-630-1212).

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Hockey Stick Fraud, Michael Mann, Claims Vindication But is Still Under Investigation

Penn State University Michael Mann, author of the “hide the decline” phonied up hockey stick graph, now claims vindication when three of four charges against him for flimsy research were dropped after an investigation. One charge against him will be further investigated. None of the investigations has to do with whether his phonied up research was correct or not. 
ESSC Director Mann comments on Penn State RA-10 Inquiry
Wednesday, 3 February, 2010

University Park, Pa. — ESSC Director Dr. Michael Mann has issued the following statement regarding the recent Penn State Inquiry:

“I am very pleased that, after a thorough review, the independent Penn State committee found no evidence to support any of the allegations against me.
Three of the four allegations have been dismissed completely. Even though no evidence to substantiate the fourth allegation was found, the University administrators thought it best to convene a separate committee of distinguished scientists to resolve any remaining questions about academic procedures.
This is very much the vindication I expected since I am confident I have done nothing wrong.
I fully support the additional inquiry which may be the best way to remove any lingering doubts. I intend to cooperate fully in this matter – as I have since the beginning of the process.
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Oregon Democrats Plot Job Killing Plastic Bag Ban. Great Job, Democrats!

Apparently it wasn’t SAVING jobs that Oregon democrats were talking about when they proclaimed this (illegal) session would be about, “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!” It was about destroying them. 

True to form then, after charting the course for 20% tax increases on business and individuals along with a sales tax on widgets made by corporations, the democrats are in Salem seeking to destroy a whole industry: the plastic bag industry in Oregon.
And so today at a hearing in Salem good intentions once again were trotted out as a policy answer to a perceived “problem” with plastic bags in Oregon.The latest politico in Oregon to take up the cause against plastic bags is Senator Mark Hass. This should go down as the moment when Senator Hass, who heretofore has been upheld by the left as one of its brightest lights, had his ‘lights’ snuffed out by facts and logic. Thanks to our friends at www.SavethePlasticBag.com for their wonderful insights. It’s been wonderful to have them as a partner in pushing back these bans. I forgot to credit them before but it’s because I had just spoken to them on the air.
  • Senator Hass today in Salem claimed Oregon’s plastic bag industry uses 150,000 barrels of oil to create plastic grocery bags. The folks who actually  make plastic grocery bags say the bags are made from “ethane which is a waste product from domestically produced natural gas. If the ethane is not used to make plastic bags, it will have to be burned off.” 
  • Senator Hass said that sea turtles and sea mammals eat plastic bags, but the folks who have actually investigated this say the sea turtle pictured (see nearby) is the only case in which this has been alleged. Sea mammals HAVE been pictured, however, eating plastic “netting,” not plastic bags.
  • Senator Hass said that nobody recycles plastic bags, but considering plastic grocery bags are made from recycled materials also and can be returned to the store to be further recycled, that hardly seems like a logical argument. 
  • Senator Hass said today that plastic bags don’t decompose. That is true. But they also sequester carbon. Paper bags emit methane when they decompose. 
  • Senator Hass said plastic bags clog up land fills. That’s what land fills are for: waste. Plastic bags take up a wee spot. 0.4% of landfills are plastic bags. 
And that’s just for openers.
What about the potential for killing jobs in Oregon? Here are some of companies in Oregon that make plastic bags. A couple you’ll see don’t make “grocery” bags but other kinds. One makes bags for the international market. All have been hurt by misguided plastic bag bans.


Buck Rock Enterprises – Trail, OR
Manufacturer
Company Profile: Custom manufacturer of plastic bags, pouches, & webbing straps. Materials include lightweight nylons to heavy ballistic, a variety of weights of fabrics & sizes of products. Capabilities include full pattern-making, cutting, & sewing capabilities as well as finishing hardware.
Pacific Packaging – Portland, OR -no grocery bags
Distributor, Manufacturer, Custom Manufacturer
Company Profile: Manufacturer & distributor of printed plastic handle bags & pouches. Bags & pouches are available in materials including OPP, PET, LLDPE & LDPE. Custom reverse, rotogravure & flexographic printing available in up to nine colors. Options include carry holes, de-gassing valves, handles, tape seals, spouts,
Pak-Sel – Portland, OR no grocery bags
Distributor, Manufacturer
Plastimayd – Oregon City, OR
Manufacturer, Custom Manufacturer, Service Company
Company Profile: Flexible Vinyl Canvas & Reinforced Vinyl Products
ecoSolutions Intl. – Ashland, OR 9 employees
Manufacturer, Custom Manufacturer
Company Profile: Sourcing, developing & marketing eco-friendly products & materials. Stretch wrap, biodegradable shopping bags, compostable bags & reusable bags.
xpedx – Portland, OR
Distributor
Company Profile: Distributor Of Adhesives, Plastic Bags, Film, Tape
Omnipak Corp. – Portland, OR
Distributor
Company Profile: Distributor of of shipping labels, poly bags, packaging materials, truck placards & janitorial supplies. 
Packaging Plus – Corvallis, OR
Custom Manufacturer, Service Company
Company Profile: Assembly & packaging, testing, inspection, warehouseing, remanufacturing, labeling, package design, prototyping, assembly, fulfillment, cutting, glueing, soldering, stapling Service
RJS Industrial Distributing – Eugene, OR
Distributor, Manufacturers’ Rep
Company Profile: Distributor & rep of plastic bags
Bagit System – Dundee, OR
Manufacturer
Company Profile: Manufacturer Of Plastic Bags
Allstate Plastic Bags – Portland, OR
Manufacturer under 50 employees/ most business over seas
Company Profile: Manufacturer Of Plastic Bags
McDowell Bag Co. – Portland, OR
Distributor, Custom Manufacturer
Company Profile: Distributor Of Bags
Friedman Bag Co. – Portland, OR
Manufacturer
Company Profile: Manufacturer of burlap bags.

NWmaterialsmart – Portland, OR
Service Company
Company Profile: New & used materials, free & low cost, residuals, reusable & recyclable surplus, buy, sell trade; Service  
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Oregon Democrats Plot Job Killing Plastic Bag Ban. Great Job, Democrats!

Apparently it wasn’t SAVING jobs that Oregon democrats were talking about when they proclaimed this (illegal) session would be about, “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!” It was about destroying them. 

True to form then, after charting the course for 20% tax increases on business and individuals along with a sales tax on widgets made by corporations, the democrats are in Salem seeking to destroy a whole industry: the plastic bag industry in Oregon.
And so today at a hearing in Salem good intentions once again were trotted out as a policy answer to a perceived “problem” with plastic bags in Oregon.The latest politico in Oregon to take up the cause against plastic bags is Senator Mark Hass. This should go down as the moment when Senator Hass, who heretofore has been upheld by the left as one of its brightest lights, had his ‘lights’ snuffed out by facts and logic. Thanks to our friends at www.SavethePlasticBag.com for their wonderful insights. It’s been wonderful to have them as a partner in pushing back these bans. I forgot to credit them before but it’s because I had just spoken to them on the air.
  • Senator Hass today in Salem claimed Oregon’s plastic bag industry uses 150,000 barrels of oil to create plastic grocery bags. The folks who actually  make plastic grocery bags say the bags are made from “ethane which is a waste product from domestically produced natural gas. If the ethane is not used to make plastic bags, it will have to be burned off.” 
  • Senator Hass said that sea turtles and sea mammals eat plastic bags, but the folks who have actually investigated this say the sea turtle pictured (see nearby) is the only case in which this has been alleged. Sea mammals HAVE been pictured, however, eating plastic “netting,” not plastic bags.
  • Senator Hass said that nobody recycles plastic bags, but considering plastic grocery bags are made from recycled materials also and can be returned to the store to be further recycled, that hardly seems like a logical argument. 
  • Senator Hass said today that plastic bags don’t decompose. That is true. But they also sequester carbon. Paper bags emit methane when they decompose. 
  • Senator Hass said plastic bags clog up land fills. That’s what land fills are for: waste. Plastic bags take up a wee spot. 0.4% of landfills are plastic bags. 
And that’s just for openers.
What about the potential for killing jobs in Oregon? Here are some of companies in Oregon that make plastic bags. A couple you’ll see don’t make “grocery” bags but other kinds. One makes bags for the international market. All have been hurt by misguided plastic bag bans.


Buck Rock Enterprises – Trail, OR
Manufacturer
Company Profile: Custom manufacturer of plastic bags, pouches, & webbing straps. Materials include lightweight nylons to heavy ballistic, a variety of weights of fabrics & sizes of products. Capabilities include full pattern-making, cutting, & sewing capabilities as well as finishing hardware.
Pacific Packaging – Portland, OR -no grocery bags
Distributor, Manufacturer, Custom Manufacturer
Company Profile: Manufacturer & distributor of printed plastic handle bags & pouches. Bags & pouches are available in materials including OPP, PET, LLDPE & LDPE. Custom reverse, rotogravure & flexographic printing available in up to nine colors. Options include carry holes, de-gassing valves, handles, tape seals, spouts,
Pak-Sel – Portland, OR no grocery bags
Distributor, Manufacturer
Plastimayd – Oregon City, OR
Manufacturer, Custom Manufacturer, Service Company
Company Profile: Flexible Vinyl Canvas & Reinforced Vinyl Products
ecoSolutions Intl. – Ashland, OR 9 employees
Manufacturer, Custom Manufacturer
Company Profile: Sourcing, developing & marketing eco-friendly products & materials. Stretch wrap, biodegradable shopping bags, compostable bags & reusable bags.
xpedx – Portland, OR
Distributor
Company Profile: Distributor Of Adhesives, Plastic Bags, Film, Tape
Omnipak Corp. – Portland, OR
Distributor
Company Profile: Distributor of of shipping labels, poly bags, packaging materials, truck placards & janitorial supplies. 
Packaging Plus – Corvallis, OR
Custom Manufacturer, Service Company
Company Profile: Assembly & packaging, testing, inspection, warehouseing, remanufacturing, labeling, package design, prototyping, assembly, fulfillment, cutting, glueing, soldering, stapling Service
RJS Industrial Distributing – Eugene, OR
Distributor, Manufacturers’ Rep
Company Profile: Distributor & rep of plastic bags
Bagit System – Dundee, OR
Manufacturer
Company Profile: Manufacturer Of Plastic Bags
Allstate Plastic Bags – Portland, OR
Manufacturer under 50 employees/ most business over seas
Company Profile: Manufacturer Of Plastic Bags
McDowell Bag Co. – Portland, OR
Distributor, Custom Manufacturer
Company Profile: Distributor Of Bags
Friedman Bag Co. – Portland, OR
Manufacturer
Company Profile: Manufacturer of burlap bags.

NWmaterialsmart – Portland, OR
Service Company
Company Profile: New & used materials, free & low cost, residuals, reusable & recyclable surplus, buy, sell trade; Service  
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Researchers Startling Discovery: Abstinence Works!

Found in Investor’s Business Daily, No Surprise: Abstinence Works

Contrary to claims of Planned Parenthood,

“a study financed by the federal government and conducted by a team of University of Pennsylvania researchers, led by Dr. John Jemmott, has found that an abstinence-only approach can be superior to the kinds of sexual education programs that presume early sexual activity to be inevitable.”
“The study’s findings, published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, were based on an experiment involving 662 black grade-school students who were mostly 12 years old. They were divided into three groups, one of which took a program discouraging sexual activity, another that took one teaching safe sex, and a third longer-instruction program that used both approaches.”
“During the following two years, only 33% of those in the abstinence-only program had become sexually active. About 42% of those attending the mixed or “comprehensive” instruction became active. And most — 52% — of those who took the safe-sex-only course had engaged in sexual activity.”
“While Jemmott said that abstinence should be just one of “a variety of interventions” used against the spread of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases and to prevent teen pregnancy, the evidence has been mounting in favor of basing instruction on abstinence.”

See also Abstinence-only programs might work, study says

Personally, I prefer it out of the hands of institutions of liberal indoctrination and placed back in the hands of parents, where it belongs.

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M 66 & 67 Fall Out: Keizer Coffee Shop Says, No Mas!

H/T: Teresa who sent this via Facebook: The Victoria Taft Show
This from the Keizer Times:

Coffee Paradigm has closed

Published: February 1, 2010

 

A locally owned business has announced it’s closing the doors.
Coffee Paradigm has closed, according to owner Teresa Sepmeyer. She informed her e-mail subscriber list of the news Monday morning. It’s been open around three years.
She said she’d been trying to keep the shop open, but didn’t see the economy getting better anytime soon and said the tax measures passed last week were just going to make things “worse rather than better. So I thought it was time.
“Thank you very much for their support while we were in business,” Sepmeyer said. “There’s just so many people I’ve befriended here that I’m going to miss greatly.”
The River Road store employed five people.
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Progressive Canadian Premier Comes to U.S. For Surgery


Danny Williams, the popular Progressive Premier of Newfoundland has opted to bypass the Canadian health system and travel to the U.S. to undergo heart surgery, his Deputy premier Kathy Dunderdale has confirmed.

Raising eyebrows over his shunning of Canada’s socialized health care, she explained, “It was never an option offered to him to have this procedure done in this province.”

She reportedly refused to answer whether the procedure was available anywhere else in Canada.

Should Democrats succeed in forcing Obamacare on us, as they are trying desperately to resurrect, would the procedure become unavailable to all but the richest or elite Democrats in the U.S.?

Another thought, why would he not travel to Cuba or any number of European nations, all being touted by Democrats as having so much better health care than America offers?

SOURCE

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Oregon Democrats Plot Job Killing Plastic Bag Ban. Great Job, Democrats!!

Apparently it wasn’t SAVING jobs that Oregon democrats were talking about when they proclaimed this (illegal) session would be about, “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!” It was about destroying them. 

True to form then, after charting the course for 20% tax increases on business and individuals along with a sales tax on widgets made by corporations, the democrats are in Salem seeking to destroy a whole industry: the plastic bag industry in Oregon.
And so today at a hearing in Salem good intentions once again were trotted out as a policy answer to a perceived “problem” with plastic bags in Oregon.The latest politico in Oregon to take up the cause against plastic bags is Senator Mark Hass. This should go down as the moment when Senator Hass, who heretofore has been upheld by the left as one of its brightest lights, had his ‘lights’ snuffed out by facts and logic.
  • Senator Hass today in Salem claimed Oregon’s plastic bag industry uses 150,000 barrels of oil to create plastic grocery bags. The folks who actually  make plastic grocery bags say the bags are made from “ethane which is a waste product from domestically produced natural gas. If the ethane is not used to make plastic bags, it will have to be burned off.” 
  • Senator Hass said that sea turtles and sea mammals eat plastic bags, but the folks who have actually investigated this say the sea turtle pictured (see nearby) is the only case in which this has been alleged. Sea mammals HAVE been pictured, however, eating plastic “netting,” not plastic bags.
  • Senator Hass said that nobody recycles plastic bags, but considering plastic grocery bags are made from recycled materials also and can be returned to the store to be further recycled, that hardly seems like a logical argument. 
  • Senator Hass said today that plastic bags don’t decompose. That is true. But they also sequester carbon. Paper bags emit methane when they decompose. 
  • Senator Hass said plastic bags clog up land fills. That’s what land fills are for: waste. Plastic bags take up a wee spot. 0.4% of landfills are plastic bags. 
And that’s just for openers.
What about the potential for killing jobs in Oregon? Here are some of companies in Oregon that make plastic bags. A couple you’ll see don’t make “grocery” bags but other kinds. One makes bags for the international market. All have been hurt by misguided plastic bag bans.


Buck Rock Enterprises – Trail, OR
Manufacturer
Company Profile: Custom manufacturer of plastic bags, pouches, & webbing straps. Materials include lightweight nylons to heavy ballistic, a variety of weights of fabrics & sizes of products. Capabilities include full pattern-making, cutting, & sewing capabilities as well as finishing hardware.
Pacific Packaging – Portland, OR -no grocery bags
Distributor, Manufacturer, Custom Manufacturer
Company Profile: Manufacturer & distributor of printed plastic handle bags & pouches. Bags & pouches are available in materials including OPP, PET, LLDPE & LDPE. Custom reverse, rotogravure & flexographic printing available in up to nine colors. Options include carry holes, de-gassing valves, handles, tape seals, spouts,
Pak-Sel – Portland, OR no grocery bags
Distributor, Manufacturer
Plastimayd – Oregon City, OR
Manufacturer, Custom Manufacturer, Service Company
Company Profile: Flexible Vinyl Canvas & Reinforced Vinyl Products
ecoSolutions Intl. – Ashland, OR 9 employees
Manufacturer, Custom Manufacturer
Company Profile: Sourcing, developing & marketing eco-friendly products & materials. Stretch wrap, biodegradable shopping bags, compostable bags & reusable bags.
xpedx – Portland, OR
Distributor
Company Profile: Distributor Of Adhesives, Plastic Bags, Film, Tape
Omnipak Corp. – Portland, OR
Distributor
Company Profile: Distributor of of shipping labels, poly bags, packaging materials, truck placards & janitorial supplies. 
Packaging Plus – Corvallis, OR
Custom Manufacturer, Service Company
Company Profile: Assembly & packaging, testing, inspection, warehouseing, remanufacturing, labeling, package design, prototyping, assembly, fulfillment, cutting, glueing, soldering, stapling Service
RJS Industrial Distributing – Eugene, OR
Distributor, Manufacturers’ Rep
Company Profile: Distributor & rep of plastic bags
Bagit System – Dundee, OR
Manufacturer
Company Profile: Manufacturer Of Plastic Bags
Allstate Plastic Bags – Portland, OR
Manufacturer under 50 employees/ most business over seas
Company Profile: Manufacturer Of Plastic Bags
McDowell Bag Co. – Portland, OR
Distributor, Custom Manufacturer
Company Profile: Distributor Of Bags
Friedman Bag Co. – Portland, OR
Manufacturer
Company Profile: Manufacturer of burlap bags.

NWmaterialsmart – Portland, OR
Service Company
Company Profile: New & used materials, free & low cost, residuals, reusable & recyclable surplus, buy, sell trade; Service   
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Researchers Startling Discovery: Abstinence Works!

Found in Investor’s Business Daily, No Surprise: Abstinence Works

Contrary to claims of Planned Parenthood,

“a study financed by the federal government and conducted by a team of University of Pennsylvania researchers, led by Dr. John Jemmott, has found that an abstinence-only approach can be superior to the kinds of sexual education programs that presume early sexual activity to be inevitable.”
“The study’s findings, published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, were based on an experiment involving 662 black grade-school students who were mostly 12 years old. They were divided into three groups, one of which took a program discouraging sexual activity, another that took one teaching safe sex, and a third longer-instruction program that used both approaches.”
“During the following two years, only 33% of those in the abstinence-only program had become sexually active. About 42% of those attending the mixed or “comprehensive” instruction became active. And most — 52% — of those who took the safe-sex-only course had engaged in sexual activity.”
“While Jemmott said that abstinence should be just one of “a variety of interventions” used against the spread of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases and to prevent teen pregnancy, the evidence has been mounting in favor of basing instruction on abstinence.”

See also Abstinence-only programs might work, study says

Personally, I prefer it out of the hands of institutions of liberal indoctrination and placed back in the hands of parents, where it belongs.

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They Talk About "Saving the Children" and Schools & What Does Oregon Get? A Job Killing Plastic Bag Ban. Great Job, Democrats!

Buck Rock Enterprises – Trail, OR
Manufacturer
http://www.buckrockbags.com/capabilities.ht…
Company Profile: Custom manufacturer of plastic bags, pouches, & webbing straps. Materials include lightweight nylons to heavy ballistic, a variety of weights of fabrics & sizes of products. Capabilities include full pattern-making, cutting, & sewing capabilities as well as finishing hardware.
Pacific Packaging – Portland, OR
Distributor, Manufacturer, Custom Manufacturer
Company Profile: Manufacturer & distributor of printed plastic handle bags & pouches. Bags & pouches are available in materials including OPP, PET, LLDPE & LDPE. Custom reverse, rotogravure & flexographic printing available in up to nine colors. Options include carry holes, de-gassing valves, handles, tape seals, spouts, tear notches & zippers. Suitable for applications including fresh, dehydrated & frozen food, pet products, home & garden, pharmaceutical, chemical, electrical & cosmetic. AIB certified food grade & non-food grade options.
Pak-Sel – Portland, OR
Distributor, Manufacturer
Company Profile: Trade show, pouches, printed, produce, polyethylene, poly; Manufacturer, Distributor
Plastimayd – Oregon City, OR
Manufacturer, Custom Manufacturer, Service Company
Company Profile: Flexible Vinyl Canvas & Reinforced Vinyl Products
ecoSolutions Intl. – Ashland, OR
Manufacturer, Custom Manufacturer
Company Profile: Sourcing, developing & marketing eco-friendly products & materials. Stretch wrap, biodegradable shopping bags, compostable bags & reusable bags.
xpedx – Portland, OR
Distributor
Company Profile: Distributor Of Adhesives, Plastic Bags, Film, Tape
Omnipak Corp. – Portland, OR
Distributor
Company Profile: Distributor of of shipping labels, poly bags, packaging materials, truck placards & janitorial supplies.
Packaging Plus – Corvallis, OR
Custom Manufacturer, Service Company
Company Profile: Assembly & packaging, testing, inspection, warehouseing, remanufacturing, labeling, package design, prototyping, assembly, fulfillment, cutting, glueing, soldering, stapling Service
RJS Industrial Distributing – Eugene, OR
Distributor, Manufacturers’ Rep
Company Profile: Distributor & rep of plastic bags.
Bagit System – Dundee, OR
Manufacturer
Company Profile: Manufacturer Of Plastic Bags
Allstate Plastic Bags – Portland, OR
Manufacturer
Company Profile: Manufacturer Of Plastic Bags
McDowell Bag Co. – Portland, OR
Distributor, Custom Manufacturer
Company Profile: Distributor Of Bags
Friedman Bag Co. – Portland, OR
Manufacturer
Company Profile: Manufacturer of burlap bags.
xpedx – Portland, OR
Distributor
Company Profile: Distributor Of Adhesives, Plastic Bags, Film, Tape
NWmaterialsmart – Portland, OR
Service Company
Company Profile: New & used materials, free & low cost, residuals, reusable & recyclable surplus, buy, sell trade; Service