Daily Archives: February 6, 2013

Tri Met Put on Notice On Milwaukie Light Rail

The Clackamas County Chair has sent a letter to the Tri Met board that says essentially, hey guys we’re letting the voters vote on this Milwaukie Light Rail extension and, oh by the way, we might not have funding for it, and, oh by the way, it should go no further than Tacoma Street.  Have a nice day and we’ll find out what the voters think in May. Buh bye.

This has buoyed the spirits of the anti light rail bunch who have a strategy meeting set for Saturday:
IT’S FINALLY HERE… 

THANKS TO THE PASSAGE OF MEASURE 3-401, COUNTY 
CITIZENS WILL BE VOTING ON 3 LIGHT RAIL ISSUES IN MAY. 

OUR GRASSROOTS COALITION WILL HAVE A KICK-OFF
CAMPAIGN MEETING AT NOON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH.
WE HAVE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO CONTINUE TO BUILD
ON THE SUCCESS OF OUR RECENT VICTORIES.

TEBO’S IS AT THE CORNER OF GLEN ECHO AND MCLOUGHLIN,
ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE GLADSTONE BURGERVILLE.

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU ALSO ATTEND THE 10:00AM
THURSDAY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING IN OREGON CITY.
THE FLAWED COLUMBIA RIVER CROSSING PLAN WILL BE ON THE
AGENDA. THE OVERPRICED PROJECT IS VERY SIMILAR TO PMLR.

John Ludlow Letter to Tri Met Warning Them of May Light Rail Vote by

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

Guts: Lake Oswego City Council CANCELS Urban Renewal District; Private Money to be Used Instead for Foothills Development

As it should be. The Foothills development will now be built with private dollars with the impramatur of the City. Because of that, Lake Oswego tax payers will thank you for years to come.

The new council that took over in January, however, has a majority of fiscally conservative councilors who oppose urban renewal funding. It voted 4-2 to dissolve the district after hours of public testimony and discussion. Many against the district maintain it should be a private developer that should pay for infrastructure improvements

Story from Zero.

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

Anwar Al Awlaki and His Side Kick Samir Khan Deserved to Die in Drone Attack. WITH DRONE MEMO.

I don’t know how many bad actors have been killed by drones by the United States, but the current drone debate actually is only about two people: Anwar Al Awlaki and Samir Khan. Those two American citizens– Al Qaeda terrorists –were killed by a US drone in September of 2011.

I, for one, am not sorry to see them go.

Before he was killed, Awlaki inspired, cajoled and preached violent jihad via the internet. He inspired–caused–the Fort Hood “work place shooting” by Major Nidal Hasan and he was with three of the 9/11


hijackers living in San Diego. He has issued fatwas inciting violent and because of his English speaking skills, is a favorite of home grown jihadis–including our own Mohamed Mohamud in Portland.

Here’s what Wiki says about him for what it’s worth:

U.S. officials say that as imam at a mosque in Falls Church, Virginia (2001-2002), which had 3,000 members, al-Aulaqi spoke with and preached to three of the 9/11 hijackers, who were al-Qaeda members.[20] In 2001, he presided at the funeral of the mother of Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist who later e-mailed him extensively in 2008-2009 before the Fort Hood shootings.[21][22] During the period of Al-Alwaki’s later radical period after 2006-2007, when he went into hiding, he was associated with Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian who attempted the 2009 Christmas Day bombing of an American airliner.[23][24][25] Al-Alwaki was allegedly involved in planning the latter’s attack.
The Yemeni government began trying him in absentia in November 2010, for plotting to kill foreigners and being a member of al-Qaeda. A Yemeni judge ordered that he be captured “dead or alive”.[26][27] U.S. officials alleged that in 2009, al-Aulaqi was promoted to the rank of “regional commander” within al-Qaeda.[28][29] He repeatedly called for jihad against the United States.[30][31]

Samir Khan had two online publications which served to motivate and incite acts of violence in the United States–including the one planned by Mo Mo–Jihad Recollections and Inspire. When he came under closer FBI scrutiny, Khan bugged out from his North Carolina home and went to Yemen to join the jihad on the field of battle.

Here’s a ‘highlight’ from his wiki page:

After moving to Yemen he became the editor of Inspire. In an article written by Khan and published in Inspire titled “I am proud be a traitor to America”, Khan outlined his grievances against the United States. According to Ben Venzke, CEO ofIntelCenter, “The primary focus of the magazine is to inspire individuals to not just fly to Yemen and join the group, but rather to provide them with the inspiration, the ideological framework, the targeting philosophy and the practical mechanics of building a bomb or conducting a shooting.”[13] Another article by Khan was titled “Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom.”[12] Khan authored a sixteen-page English-language manual entitled Expectations Full about how to deal with the difficulties of life training to be a suicide bomber.[14] The manual includes claims that the government of Saudi Arabia is “working alongside evil jinns” and called for attacks within the United States.[15]

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Tri Met Put on Notice On Milwaukie Light Rail

The Clackamas County Chair has sent a letter to the Tri Met board that says essentially, hey guys we’re letting the voters vote on this Milwaukie Light Rail extension and, oh by the way, we might not have funding for it, and, oh by the way, it should go no further than Tacoma Street.  Have a nice day and we’ll find out what the voters think in May. Buh bye.

This has buoyed the spirits of the anti light rail bunch who have a strategy meeting set for Saturday:
IT’S FINALLY HERE… 

THANKS TO THE PASSAGE OF MEASURE 3-401, COUNTY 
CITIZENS WILL BE VOTING ON 3 LIGHT RAIL ISSUES IN MAY. 

OUR GRASSROOTS COALITION WILL HAVE A KICK-OFF
CAMPAIGN MEETING AT NOON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH.
WE HAVE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO CONTINUE TO BUILD
ON THE SUCCESS OF OUR RECENT VICTORIES.

TEBO’S IS AT THE CORNER OF GLEN ECHO AND MCLOUGHLIN,
ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE GLADSTONE BURGERVILLE.

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU ALSO ATTEND THE 10:00AM
THURSDAY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING IN OREGON CITY.
THE FLAWED COLUMBIA RIVER CROSSING PLAN WILL BE ON THE
AGENDA. THE OVERPRICED PROJECT IS VERY SIMILAR TO PMLR.

John Ludlow Letter to Tri Met Warning Them of May Light Rail Vote by

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

Guts: Lake Oswego City Council CANCELS Urban Renewal District; Private Money to be Used Instead for Foothills Development

As it should be. The Foothills development will now be built with private dollars with the impramatur of the City. Because of that, Lake Oswego tax payers will thank you for years to come.

The new council that took over in January, however, has a majority of fiscally conservative councilors who oppose urban renewal funding. It voted 4-2 to dissolve the district after hours of public testimony and discussion. Many against the district maintain it should be a private developer that should pay for infrastructure improvements

Story from Zero.

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

Anwar Al Awlaki and His Side Kick Samir Khan Deserved to Die in Drone Attack. WITH DRONE MEMO.

I don’t know how many bad actors have been killed by drones by the United States, but the current drone debate actually is only about two people: Anwar Al Awlaki and Samir Khan. Those two American citizens– Al Qaeda terrorists –were killed by a US drone in September of 2011.

I, for one, am not sorry to see them go.

Before he was killed, Awlaki inspired, cajoled and preached violent jihad via the internet. He inspired–caused–the Fort Hood “work place shooting” by Major Nidal Hasan and he was with three of the 9/11


hijackers living in San Diego. He has issued fatwas inciting violent and because of his English speaking skills, is a favorite of home grown jihadis–including our own Mohamed Mohamud in Portland.

Here’s what Wiki says about him for what it’s worth:

U.S. officials say that as imam at a mosque in Falls Church, Virginia (2001-2002), which had 3,000 members, al-Aulaqi spoke with and preached to three of the 9/11 hijackers, who were al-Qaeda members.[20] In 2001, he presided at the funeral of the mother of Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist who later e-mailed him extensively in 2008-2009 before the Fort Hood shootings.[21][22] During the period of Al-Alwaki’s later radical period after 2006-2007, when he went into hiding, he was associated with Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian who attempted the 2009 Christmas Day bombing of an American airliner.[23][24][25] Al-Alwaki was allegedly involved in planning the latter’s attack.
The Yemeni government began trying him in absentia in November 2010, for plotting to kill foreigners and being a member of al-Qaeda. A Yemeni judge ordered that he be captured “dead or alive”.[26][27] U.S. officials alleged that in 2009, al-Aulaqi was promoted to the rank of “regional commander” within al-Qaeda.[28][29] He repeatedly called for jihad against the United States.[30][31]

Samir Khan had two online publications which served to motivate and incite acts of violence in the United States–including the one planned by Mo Mo–Jihad Recollections and Inspire. When he came under closer FBI scrutiny, Khan bugged out from his North Carolina home and went to Yemen to join the jihad on the field of battle.

Here’s a ‘highlight’ from his wiki page:

After moving to Yemen he became the editor of Inspire. In an article written by Khan and published in Inspire titled “I am proud be a traitor to America”, Khan outlined his grievances against the United States. According to Ben Venzke, CEO ofIntelCenter, “The primary focus of the magazine is to inspire individuals to not just fly to Yemen and join the group, but rather to provide them with the inspiration, the ideological framework, the targeting philosophy and the practical mechanics of building a bomb or conducting a shooting.”[13] Another article by Khan was titled “Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom.”[12] Khan authored a sixteen-page English-language manual entitled Expectations Full about how to deal with the difficulties of life training to be a suicide bomber.[14] The manual includes claims that the government of Saudi Arabia is “working alongside evil jinns” and called for attacks within the United States.[15]

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