Daily Archives: January 10, 2013

Portland Apartments: No Parking Zones

Portland’s City Council meets today to consider allowing more apartment buildings to be constructed without parking spots for tenants. See Jim Redden’s article this week in the Portland Tribune.

City Commissioners need to take a hard look at what message they’re sending if they continue the trend of “No Parking” zones around some of Portland’s most crowded areas.

This message goes beyond the typical “we hate cars” mentality which inspires the car-free Sundays, disproportionate funding for bikes and the cronyism it breeds, unimproved, pothole ridden roads and roads striped with slippery street car tracks.

This is a decision in which the City of Portland will make official discrimination against certain kinds of people. A City which prides itself on having a Human Rights Commission and the attendant political correctness it gives rise to, will now make a decision that prefers one kind of citizen over another.

If the Council chooses these kinds of apartment buildings they will have shut the door on some families. They will foreclose the possibility that a suburban worker will want to live in these dense areas. They will not choose to live in the city. They will go to the burbs where they can use their cars.

There are exceptions to the rule. For instance, in his last job, my husband took the bus to Jeld Wen field to catch light rail to go to Hillsboro where he had to walk a mile to his office. Fortunately for him, I did all the shopping, cleaning, picking up of kids etc., freeing him up to indulge his nearly four hour commute to and from Hillsboro every day.

I’m pretty sure most people wouldn’t do that. They’d probably hop in their car and get to work in 25 minutes.

By preferring one kind of person–car-less, probably single–to live in these new apartments, Portland has made a decision: families with cars need not bother to come.

Diversity? An echo chamber is more like it.

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

Mo Mo Trial Starts Today.

Today jury selection begins in the trial of the Oregon man who is accused of conspiring to build and detonate a car bomb to vaporized thousands of Portlanders at the 2010 Tree Lighting Ceremony.

It’s the biggest terrorism case in Oregon history. That is saying something considering Ashland, Oregon was the site of the Al Haramain “Charity” case in which money was raised Al Qaeda. Considering the case against the Portland 7 who conspired to go to the field of battle in Afghanistan to kill American soldiers (one of them succeeded in getting himself killed). Considering the Bly, Oregon case in which radical Islamists sought to set up a terrorist training ground.

In the Christmas tree bombing case, the attorneys for Mohamed Mohamud don’t dispute the facts of the case, in fact they stipulate to them, but they do aver Mohamud was entrapped.

Mohamud Wrote for Jihad Tracts

Mohamud’s attorneys are quite skilled in the art of defending terrorist types.
Stephen R. Sady has represented Guantanamo Bay detainees.
Steven Wax has represented Pete Seda of the Al Haramain group out of Ashland, Brandon Mayfield, who was wrongly accused of being complicit in the 2004 Madrid Train Bombing and now Mohamud.

 Previous posts on the Mohamed Mohamud case:


http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2010/12/mo-mos-other-mosque-eight-terrorists-in.html

http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2010/12/mo-mo-college-days-when-it-comes-to.html
http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2010/11/no-set-up-he-dialed-cell-phone-which-he.html
http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2010/11/five-years-after-fail-on-jttf-mo-mo.html
http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2010/11/muslim-student-association-where-mo-mo.html
http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2010/11/mo-mo-date-rape.html
http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2010/11/mo-mo-portland-mayor-sam-adams-now-im.html
http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2010/11/mo-mo-was-on-no-fly-list.html
http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2010/12/who-set-fire-to-mo-mos-mosque-how-about.html
http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2010/12/post-mo-mo-whats-carbon-footprint-of.html
http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2010/11/they-called-him-mo-mo-at-osus-buxton.html
http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2012/11/portland-gobsmacker-protesters.html
http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2010/11/mohammedmohamedmohamadmohamud-test.html
http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2010/11/look-up-somali-and-terrorism.html

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

Portland Apartments: No Parking Zones

Portland’s City Council meets today to consider allowing more apartment buildings to be constructed without parking spots for tenants. See Jim Redden’s article this week in the Portland Tribune.

City Commissioners need to take a hard look at what message they’re sending if they continue the trend of “No Parking” zones around some of Portland’s most crowded areas.

This message goes beyond the typical “we hate cars” mentality which inspires the car-free Sundays, disproportionate funding for bikes and the cronyism it breeds, unimproved, pothole ridden roads and roads striped with slippery street car tracks.

This is a decision in which the City of Portland will make official discrimination against certain kinds of people. A City which prides itself on having a Human Rights Commission and the attendant political correctness it gives rise to, will now make a decision that prefers one kind of citizen over another.

If the Council chooses these kinds of apartment buildings they will have shut the door on some families. They will foreclose the possibility that a suburban worker will want to live in these dense areas. They will not choose to live in the city. They will go to the burbs where they can use their cars.

There are exceptions to the rule. For instance, in his last job, my husband took the bus to Jeld Wen field to catch light rail to go to Hillsboro where he had to walk a mile to his office. Fortunately for him, I did all the shopping, cleaning, picking up of kids etc., freeing him up to indulge his nearly four hour commute to and from Hillsboro every day.

I’m pretty sure most people wouldn’t do that. They’d probably hop in their car and get to work in 25 minutes.

By preferring one kind of person–car-less, probably single–to live in these new apartments, Portland has made a decision: families with cars need not bother to come.

Diversity? An echo chamber is more like it.

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

Mo Mo Trial Starts Today.

Today jury selection begins in the trial of the Oregon man who is accused of conspiring to build and detonate a car bomb to vaporized thousands of Portlanders at the 2010 Tree Lighting Ceremony.

It’s the biggest terrorism case in Oregon history. That is saying something considering Ashland, Oregon was the site of the Al Haramain “Charity” case in which money was raised Al Qaeda. Considering the case against the Portland 7 who conspired to go to the field of battle in Afghanistan to kill American soldiers (one of them succeeded in getting himself killed). Considering the Bly, Oregon case in which radical Islamists sought to set up a terrorist training ground.

In the Christmas tree bombing case, the attorneys for Mohamed Mohamud don’t dispute the facts of the case, in fact they stipulate to them, but they do aver Mohamud was entrapped.

Mohamud Wrote for Jihad Tracts

Mohamud’s attorneys are quite skilled in the art of defending terrorist types.
Stephen R. Sady has represented Guantanamo Bay detainees.
Steven Wax has represented Pete Seda of the Al Haramain group out of Ashland, Brandon Mayfield, who was wrongly accused of being complicit in the 2004 Madrid Train Bombing and now Mohamud.

 Previous posts on the Mohamed Mohamud case:


http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2010/12/mo-mos-other-mosque-eight-terrorists-in.html

http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2010/12/mo-mo-college-days-when-it-comes-to.html
http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2010/11/no-set-up-he-dialed-cell-phone-which-he.html
http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2010/11/five-years-after-fail-on-jttf-mo-mo.html
http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2010/11/muslim-student-association-where-mo-mo.html
http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2010/11/mo-mo-date-rape.html
http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2010/11/mo-mo-portland-mayor-sam-adams-now-im.html
http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2010/11/mo-mo-was-on-no-fly-list.html
http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2010/12/who-set-fire-to-mo-mos-mosque-how-about.html
http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2010/12/post-mo-mo-whats-carbon-footprint-of.html
http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2010/11/they-called-him-mo-mo-at-osus-buxton.html
http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2012/11/portland-gobsmacker-protesters.html
http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2010/11/mohammedmohamedmohamadmohamud-test.html
http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2010/11/look-up-somali-and-terrorism.html

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

5th Listener Excellent and Random Thoughts

Sometimes the best things I read all are your emails. Herewith are a few good ones from today. The best emails are self contained and self explanatory.

From Uncle Ron:

From Andy from Beaverton about Al Gore taking ‘BIG OIL’ money from the terrorist friendly regime of Qatar when he sold his “Current TV” network and turned it into AlGoreZeera:

It’s funny listening to the left about this.  They could care less about the pro-Palestinian viewpoints, but are upset that Gore sold out to big oil.  Doesn’t anyone remember how much the Gore family benefited from Occidental Petroleum?

On what could be the same subject, Marc writes in:

A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the galleys, heard in the very hall of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor—he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and wears their face and their garment, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation—he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city—he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared.
– Cicero, 42 B.C.E.

From Rich on what could be a future blog post here about it:

I am a writer and by accident I ran across your ad on ArchNewsNow. I write for them (http://www.archnewsnow.com/features/Feature305.htm). I am also to former director of planning for the Portland metropolitan area. I got the federal government to provide $750,000 for a earthquake study of the Portland metropolitan area. The money helped map the region’s earthquake issues. And I learned that every 350 years a major earthquake in the 8-9 magnitude destoyed the place. It is called the Juan de Fuca. But no one is aware of this. I found out that my home was not covered, by insurance, for an earthquake. Now it is. Good luck. The timeline is up and is now. I hope that I do not live to experience it. All bridges will collapse. Most of downtown Portland will crash. It will be a disaster beyond all comprehension. And this story will only be told on the day after it happens. But that is the price the media pays for the short story.
 
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