On this day, June 4, 1990, Janet Adkins, age 54, of Portland, became the first person to use a suicide machine developed by Dr. Kevorkian. This began a national debate over the right to die.
Also on this day, June 4, 1999 a federal judge in Portland ruled that AT&T must open its cable lines to competitors.
Also on this day, June 4, 2017, a pro-Trump rally and counter-protest in Portland was marked by multiple arrests and clashes.
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|Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 6:03 pm|
| Sisters Rodeo|
|67637 Highway 20
|Portland Rose Festival|
|Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 5:00 pm|
| Portland Rose Festival
Fri, May 26, 2023 – Sun, Jun 11, 2023|
|Linn County Pioneer Picnic|
|Friday, June 16, 2023 at 8:00 am|
| Linn County Pioneer Picnic
June 16, 17, and 18|
|Rogue Music Fest|
|Friday, June 16, 2023 at 3:30 pm|
| Rogue Music Fest |
(JUNE 16-17, 2023)
with Eric Church (Friday) and Carrie Underwood (Saturday)
|Jackson County Expo
1 Peninger Rd
Central Point, OR 97502|
|Silverton Hills Strawberry Festival|
|Sunday, June 18, 2023 at 12:00 pm|
|Silverton Hills Strawberry Festival
Sunday, June 18th, 12 – 5 PM|
|Collidge‑McClaine City Park
Silverton, OR 97381|
|Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at 2:00 pm|
JUNE 21-25, 2023|
|Boxcar Hill Campground
Coos Bay, Oregon|
|Lincoln County Fair|
|Friday, June 30, 2023 at 5:00 pm|
|June 30-July 2 Lincoln County Fair|
|Lincoln County Commons
633 NE 3rd St, Newport, OR|
|St Paul Rodeo|
|Friday, June 30, 2023 at 7:00 pm|
|Small town fun, big time rodeo! JUNE 30 - JULY 4, 2023 |
St Paul Rodeo website
|4174 Malo Avenue NE, Saint Paul, OR, United States, Oregon|
|Waterfront Blues Festival|
|Saturday, July 1, 2023 at 11:00 am|
| Waterfront Blues Festival
|Tom McCall Waterfront Park
1400 SW Naito Pkwy.
Portland, OR 97201|
|Marion County Fair|
|Thursday, July 6, 2023 at 5:00 pm|
|The Marion County Fair|
|Oregon State Fair and Exposition Center
2330 17th ST NE
Salem, OR 97301|
|Oregon Country Fair|
|Friday, July 7, 2023 at 11:00 am|
| Oregon Country Fair
July 7,8,9, 2023
11:00am - 7:00pm|
|Jackson County Fair|
|Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at 10:00 am|
| Jackson County Fair
Wed, Jul 12 – Sun, Jul 16|
|Jackson County Expo
1 Peninger Rd, Central Point, OR|
|Linn County Fair|
|Thursday, July 13, 2023 at 1:00 pm|
| Linn County Fair|
|Linn County Fairgrounds
3700 Knox Butte RD
Albany, OR 97322
|Friday, July 14, 2023 at 8:00 am|
July 14, 15, & 16; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
|Geiser Pollman Park
1723 Madison Street
Baker City, Oregon|
|Sherwood Robin Hood Festival|
|Friday, July 14, 2023 at 10:00 am|
| Sherwood Robin Hood Festival
July 14 and 15|
|22560 SW Pine Street
Sherwood, Oregon 97140|
|Lane County Fair|
|Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at 10:00 am|
| Lane County Fair
JULY 19 - 23, 2023|
|Lane Events Center
796 W 13th Ave, Eugene, OR|
|Columbia County Fair|
|Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at 1:00 pm|
|Columbia County Fair
July 19 - 23, 2023
|Columbia County Fairgrounds
58892 Saulser Rd, St Helens, OR 97051|
|Washington County Fair|
|Friday, July 21, 2023 at 5:00 pm|
|Washington County Fair|
Washington County Fair
JULY 21 - 30
801 NE 34th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124|
|Coos County Fair|
|Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at 5:00 pm|
|The Coos County Fair|
|Coos County Fairgrounds
770 4th St, Myrtle Point, OR 97458|
|Chief Joseph Days Rodeo|
|Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at 5:00 pm|
|Chief Joseph Days Rodeo
July 25 - 30, 2023|
|Harley Tucker Memorial Arena
405 W. Wallowa Ave. Joseph, OR|
|Curry County Fair|
|Wednesday, July 26, 2023 at 1:00 pm|
|Curry County Fair
July 26th-29th 2023|
|Curry County Fairgrounds
29392 Ellensburg Ave, Gold Beach, OR 97444|
|City of Dallas Krazy Dayz|
|Thursday, July 27, 2023 at 8:00 am|
|City of Dallas Krazy Dayz
|Downtown Dallas Oregon|
|Clatsop County Fair|
|Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at 5:00 pm|
|The Clatsop County Fair|
|Clatsop County Fair and Expo Center
92937 Walluski Loop, Astoria, OR 97103|
|Yamhill County Fair & Rodeo|
|Wednesday, August 2, 2023 at 10:00 am|
|Exhibits, Rides, Rodeo, Nightly Musical Entertainment
|Fairgrounds on Lafayette Ave. McMinnville|
|Benton County Fair|
|Wednesday, August 2, 2023 at 1:00 pm|
|Benton County Fair
AUGUST 2 - 5, 2023|
|BENTON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
110 SW 53rd St. Corvallis, OR|
|Deschutes County Fair|
|Wednesday, August 2, 2023 at 1:00 pm|
|Deschutes County Fair
August 2 - 6, 2023|
|Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center
3800 SW Airport Wy, Redmond, OR 97756|
|Vanport Jazz Festival|
|Friday, August 4, 2023 at 10:00 am|
| Vanport Jazz Festival
|Colwood Golf Center
7313 NE Columbia Blvd
|Oregon Jamboree Music Festival|
|Friday, August 4, 2023 at 5:00 pm|
|The Oregon Jamboree|
Located on a large field south of Sweet Home High School. The venue extends across the Weddle Covered Bridge to Sankey Park.
Sweet Home, Oregon|
|Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at 1:00 pm|
August 8-13, 2023|
|Oregon Dunes Recreation Area
Winchester Bay, OR 97467|
|Douglas County Fair|
|Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at 8:00 am|
| Douglas County Fair AUGUST 9 - 12|
|Douglas County Fairgrounds Complex
2110 SW Frear Street
Roseburg, OR 97471|
|Grant County Fair|
|Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at 9:00 am|
|Grant County Fair
August 9 @ 9:00 am - August 12 @ 8:00 pm|
|Grant County Fairgrounds
411 NW Bridge St.
John Day, OR 97845|
|Tillamook County Fair|
|Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at 10:00 am|
| Tillamook County Fair|
|Tillamook County Fairgrounds
4603 3rd St, Tillamook, OR 97141|
|Josephine County Fair|
|Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at 10:00 am|
| Josephine County Fair
|Josephine County Fairgrounds
1451 Fairgrounds Rd
Grants Pass, Oregon|
|Crook County Fair|
|Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at 1:00 pm|
| Crook County Fair|
AUGUST 9 - 12
|Crook County Fairgrounds
|Umatilla County Fair|
|Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at 1:00 pm|
|Umatilla County Fair
|Umatilla County Fairgrounds
1705 E. Airport Rd.
Hermiston, OR 97838|
|Elephant Garlic Festival|
|Friday, August 11, 2023 at 12:00 pm|
|25th Annual Elephant Garlic Festival
August 11th, 12th and 13th|
|Jessie Mays Community Center
30975 NW Hillcrest St.
North Plains, Oregon 97133|
|Clackamas County Fair|
|Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at 1:00 pm|
|Clackamas County Fair
August 15-19, 2023
|Clackamas County Fairgrounds
694 NE 4th Ave, Canby, OR 97013|
|Aumsville Corn Festival|
|Friday, August 18, 2023 at 7:00 am|
|Aumsville Corn Festival
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 6:00pm to Saturday, August 19, 2023 - 6:00pm|
595 Main Street
Aumsville, OR 97325|
|Woodburn Fiesta Mexicana|
|Friday, August 18, 2023 at 12:00 pm|
| Woodburn Fiesta Mexicana
|Legion Park -
1385 Park Ave.
|Morrow County Fair|
|Sunday, August 20, 2023 at 7:00 am|
| Morrow County Fair
|Morrow County Fairgrounds
97836 OR-74, Heppner, OR 97836|
|Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at 12:00 pm|
|Farwest Green Industry Show
|Oregon Convention Center
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232|
|Northwest Art and Air Festival|
|Friday, August 25, 2023 at 8:00 am|
|Northwest Art and Air Festival
|Timber Linn Park- 900 Price Rd SE, Albany, OR 97322|
|Oregon State Fair|
|Friday, August 25, 2023 at 1:00 pm|
| Oregon State Fair|
|Oregon State Fair & Exposition Center
2330 17th St NE, Salem, OR 97301|
|Siletz Bay Music Festival|
|Friday, August 25, 2023 at 6:30 pm|
| Siletz Bay Music Festival
August 25th – September 3rd
|Lincoln City, Oregon|
|Saturday, August 26, 2023 at 1:00 pm|
| Newberg SummerFest|
|Walnut City Music Festival|
|Saturday, September 2, 2023 at 7:00 pm|
| Walnut City Music Festival
|Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way
|Harney County Fair & Rodeo|
|Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at 10:00 am|
|99th Harney County Fair and Rodeo
September 5th - 9th, 2023|
|Harney County Fairgrounds
69660 S Egan Rd, Burns, OR 97720|
|Sublimity Harvest Festival|
|Friday, September 8, 2023 at 5:00 pm|
| Sublimity Harvest Festival
|11880 Sublimity Rd SE
|Bandon Cranberry Festival|
|Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 10:00 am|
| Bandon Cranberry Festival|
September 9 & 10
|Bandon City Park (main venue)
|Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire|
|Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 11:00 am|
| Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire|
September 9th & 10th
|S Kings Valley Hwy & Grant Rd
|Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 5:00 pm|
|The world famous Pendleton Round-Up |
|Pendleton Round-Up Grounds
1205 SW Court Ave, Pendleton, OR 97801
|Bay Area Fun Festival|
|Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 2:00 pm|
| Bay Area Fun Festival
September 16 and 17|
|Coos Bay, Oregon|
|Rose City Comic Con|
|Friday, September 22, 2023 at 1:00 pm|
| Rose City Comic Con
SEPT. 22 – 24|
|OREGON CONVENTION CENTER
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97232|
|Sisters Folk Festival|
|Friday, September 29, 2023 at 1:00 pm|
| Sisters Folk Festival
Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2023|
|Yachats Celtic Music Festival|
|Friday, November 10, 2023 at 1:00 pm|
| Yachats Celtic Music Festival
Nov 10, 11, & 12th|
|Yachats Commons Building
441 Hwy 101 N, Yachats, OR|
|Veteran's Day Parade|
|Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 11:00 am|
|Veteran's Day Parade
|Civil War Oregon State vs. Oregon Football Game|
|Friday, November 24, 2023 at 5:00 pm|
|Civil War- Oregon State Beavers vs. Oregon Ducks Football Game
2700 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Eugene, OR 97401
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|Christmas Storybook Land|
|Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 10:30 am|
| Christmas Storybook Land|
December 2 – 16
|Linn County Fairgrounds
Inside the Cascade Livestock Building
3700 Knox Butte Rd
Albany, OR 97322|
Blockchain technology would take the fraud out of polling
Editor’s note: this is the second of a multi-part series on Oregon’s mail-in ballots.
How many of the national headlines should Oregon voters be concerned about? The news has shifted from fraud to postal delivery being timely for mail-in ballots. Thomas J. Marshall, General Counsel and Executive Vice President of the United States Postal Service, is reassuring for Oregonians in a letter to Secretary of State Bev Clarno. He says their “reading of your state’s election laws, as in effect on July 27, 2020, ballots are generally mailed to eligible voters no later than 14 days before Election Day, which should allow sufficient time for voters to receive, complete, and return such ballots by the state’s Election Day return deadline.”
Nationally, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said “The Postal Service is ready today to handle whatever volume of election mail it receives this fall…we will deliver the nation’s election mail on time and within our well-established service standards. The American public should know that this is our No. 1 priority between now and Election Day. In addition, effective Oct. 1, we will engage standby resources in all areas of our operations, including transportation, to satisfy any unforeseen demand.”
What’s in the future for voting by mail? The Office of Inspector General USPS, originally filed for a patent in February 2019 and the official filing was February 2020. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently made public that patent application titled ‘Secure Voting System’ that describes using blockchain technology to secure mail-in voting. The patent application consists of four levels of protection verifying voters’ identity by an online ballot system. It prevents dogs, cats, dead people, multiple voting and illegal/non-citizens from entering the tally. Once a voter has provided proof of their identity, the system would create an anonymous token for them in the form of a unique identifier. The system separates voter identification and votes to ensure vote anonymity, and stores votes on a distributed ledger in a blockchain. The system would also send the voter a mailed ballot. To ensure there hasn’t been any tampering with the mailed ballot, election officials can compare it to the linked anonymous ballot submitted online. Blockchain technology is a decentralized system used for cryptocurrencies making it nearly hack proof. It would take the fraud out of polling, but caution still points to those not able to navigate online needing assistance and keeping voting coercion-free.
Oregon Secretary of State’s office verified that some of the county election officials have conducted pilot projects with systems using blockchain for military and overseas voters. Jackson County used the technology for the November 2019 special election that allowed the voter to access/mark/cast their ballot via their smartphone. They report that 27 choose to participate out of 213 qualified voters and said it went even better than hoped.
In the meantime, Robert McCullough, McCullough Research, says Oregon’s tally computers can be altered easily to divert votes using a USB stick in less than a minute. Janice Dysinger, Oregonians for Fair Elections, says “the vote tally machine is supposed to be separated from the internet, without any connection to it. Yet a USB drive connects the system delivering the election data to the county clerk's computer routinely in the course of the election. Allowing a USB access to the vote counting machine leaves our election unsecured.”
When investigating the tally machines, Dysinger says “We have never been able to observe the computer code that is inside the machine. It should be ‘open source’ programming that is observable by all parties... Yet, the companies that run the software system say it is patented and that no one can see it. This is debated all the way up to the Election Assistance Commission. We objected to this in 2008. It fell on deaf ears.”
The concern over mail-in ballots nationally is the delay in delivering and counting ballots plus ballot harvesting. If an election can’t be decided by the end of the presidential term January 20, it puts the nation in a turmoil. There are legal debates whether the acting president would be Pelosi or Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Either way, the DNC has obtained 600 attorneys to litigate any problems or perhaps cause problems. Could it be for the purpose of prolonging determinations or actually making the election fair?
|Post Date: 2020-08-28 09:22:29||Last Update: 2020-08-25 09:42:08|
Unlike COVID-19, community safety is NOT a top priority
The Joint Committee on Transparent Policing and Use of Force Reform announced their agenda to their remote September 3, 2020, meeting. They will hold public hearings on nine LC proposed bills for what they say will be introduced in the 2021 session.
Our police are under attack on the streets, while they try and perform a “perfect” job that is acceptable to two drastically different ideals. Even when they do their job perfectly and arrest those in criminal acts, they get no support from the DA. The criminals are demanding these legislative changes to belittle an honorable profession so fewer and fewer will aspire to be our protectors. What will our streets look like then?
Proposed legislation to be discussed:
LC 742 (LC 17)
- Regulates use of chemical incapacitants, kinetic impact projectiles and sound devices by law enforcement agencies.
LC 743 (LC 18)
- Establishes requirements for peace officer uniforms. Establishes requirements for displaying identifying information on peace officer uniforms and for disclosing identifying information to public upon request.
- Imposes limitations on arbitrators’ decisions concerning alleged misconduct by law enforcement officers. Establishes Commission on Statewide Law Enforcement Standards of Conduct and Discipline to adopt uniform standards of conduct for law enforcement officers and disciplinary standards by which law enforcement agencies and arbitrators shall make determinations regarding imposition of disciplinary action against law enforcement officers. Removes discipline guide or discipline matrix as mandatory subject of bargaining.
- Relating to arrestee well-being.
LC 762 (LC 19)
- Directs Department of Public Safety Standards and Training to establish publicly available database of certain information about misconduct and discipline of public safety employees established by Department of Public Safety Standards and Training. Requires reporting of complaints, allegations, charges, disciplinary proceedings, certain judicial findings and prosecutorial determinations of unreliability, suspensions and revocations of certification and certain resignations of public safety employees to department for inclusion in database.
LC 763 (LC 20)
- Directs Oregon Criminal Justice Commission to establish statewide database of reports of use of physical force by peace officers and corrections officers. Requires law enforcement units to report on use or threat of physical force, and deaths of persons in custody, to commission.
- Relating to identifying patterns or practices of misconduct by peace officers or by officials or employees of any governmental agency.
- Relating to qualified immunity
You can voice your views by submitting email testimony to JTPUFR.firstname.lastname@example.org, or register to phone-in using an online form or calling 833-588-4500 for assistance. The meeting can be viewed via livestream on OLIS.
|Post Date: 2020-08-27 15:36:53||Last Update: 2020-08-27 19:11:56|
Nothing to see here. Move on.
In a republican form of government -- where the people elect representatives to make governing decisions for them -- there is always likely to be some level of disconnect between the will of the people and the actions of those elected and hired to represent them and to execute policy on their behalf. That disconnect might even be described as a feature because it allows a buffer against the less-informed, whimsical will of the people.
However, it can never stray too far and get to a point where it is unresponsive to the will of the people. Once that happens, the outcome can never be good.
For instance, parents of students who attend Rutherford County Schools in Tennessee must agree not to monitor their child’s online classroom sessions
during distance learning. County school officials asked parents to sign forms agreeing not to watch these virtual classes.
It's hard to imagine why. Educators are fond of using the excuse of lack of parent involvement -- possibly with partial justification -- for less-than-acceptable performance. They can's have it both ways and expect that parents shouldn't monitor what kids are doing during distance learning. Aren't you even
more curious about what the content of the curriculum is, now?
Hannah Rose Fewster, a 24-year-old preschool teacher at the Sweet Day Community School, was arrested this week during riots. She was charged with multiple criminal offenses and released without bail. Jacob Soto, a 41-year-old band teacher in Portland Public Schools was arrested and charged with felony riot, among other things. Does anyone think that either of these two will lose their jobs? What if you don't want your child taught by either of these people? Do you think you have any choice? What if you are a taxpayer and you don't want to continue to employ such people? Do you think you'll get a reprieve?
For a movement that's ostensibly about justice, it's difficult to watch the education system hand out such injustice to parents and taxpayers.
|Post Date: 2020-08-27 15:08:51|
The group is focused on raising awareness of sex trafficking
Save Our Children is planning a rally on Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. The first 20 people will receive a T-Shirt free of charge with the phrase save our children. Attendees are asked to bring signs and loudspeakers. The group is hoping that this will be a really great opportunity to be seen and heard.
In a society that seems to be clamoring for justice in very loud and public ways, let's not forget those who are most vulnerable and right under our noses.
You can join their facebook group
and find out more information at the link.
|Post Date: 2020-08-27 13:50:21||Last Update: 2020-08-27 13:18:47|
Remember something about lies, dammned lies, and statistics?
The focus on this week’s bulletin
from the Oregon Health Authority and Department of Human Services is air quality tips. “We know indoor gatherings can increase the risk of spreading COVID-19, but what can we do to reduce the risk?” They say turn off your fans and open windows “to move [the hot] outdoor air inside.” If you’re ready to buy this solution, you’re being subjected to brainwashing.
To emphasize the necessity, they present the statistics for the week.
“Viral tests for COVID-19 are the most reliable way to diagnose someone with COVID-19. But what should you do if the test is negative? False negatives happen about a third of the time.” So, their reliable test has a 33% failure? Equal application says it must go both ways. So, of the 247 new “confirmed and presumptive” cases, 82 are being quarantined for no good reason, and we know the bad reason.
But wait, there is more, the report reads, “If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should quarantine for 14 days, even if you don’t have symptoms.” So, if you go out in a crowd, give up your life for two weeks and self-quarantine just in case you got to close to someone that didn’t quarantine themselves.
“Oregon weekly testing reports 247 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 7 new deaths.” The counties with the highest cases continue to be Marion (40), Multnomah (48), and Washington (38).
“Oregon’s 421st COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old woman in Lincoln County who died on August 15 in her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death.” No positive test, no exposure, what age do you die of natural causes? The remaining six deaths all listed underlying conditions, and had tested positive. They were ages 93, 66, 87, 68, 71 and 63.
Do these reports strengthen your confidence in how Oregon is handling the COVID-19 outbreak?
|Post Date: 2020-08-26 18:23:30||Last Update: 2020-08-26 18:50:21|
Request a reconsideration of fines
Representative E. Werner Reschke (R-Klamath Falls), Representative Vikki Breese-Iverson (RPrineville), and Senator Dennis Linthicum (R-Klamath Falls) strongly object to the nearly $10,000 in fines imposed by OSHA (Oregon Safety and Health Agency) against Howard Drugs in Lakeview, Oregon. OSHA found Howard Pharmacy out of compliance with the Governor’s mask mandate orders. This case was reported on in the national media
. These legislators represent the citizens of Lake County and are concerned with the apparent lack of due process exhibited by OSHA.
“This presumption of guilt and judgement is outrageous. OSHA’s ruling is incongruent with their own rules, allowing a business to accommodate for those who have a medical condition that precludes them wearing a mask. This action has very little to do with slowing
the spread of the Coronavirus. It is more of the Governor’s plan to serve her revenge cold and slow,” said Senator Linthicum.
Representative Reschke stated, “There is no proof of harm having been done by Howard Drugs. They followed the rules. These ”preventative fines” are an overreach by state government. There was likely more exposure of COVID-19 to the Lake County community by the inspectors who came to Lakeview, from outside the area, than any chance of the spread by Howard Drugs.”
“Howard Drugs is the only pharmacy in Lake County. If this fourth-generation business were to close, the next nearest pharmacy is 90 miles away. It would be like closing all pharmacies in Portland and telling residents they had to drive to Eugene to fill their
prescriptions,” explained Representative Breese-Iverson. Together, these state legislators said they will contact OSHA to request a reconsideration of the fines.
|Post Date: 2020-08-26 08:45:36|
This metric was once cited as the reason for lockdowns
As reported by the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon's hospital bed capacity is stable in every region of the state. The charts below show how many hospital beds are available and being used. This data does not show the maximum capacity of hospitals. If more patients needed to be hospitalized, hospitals could increase the number of beds in a variety of ways, including adding staff and/or equipment, repurposing other types of hospital beds, and postponing or cancelling elective procedures.
Oregon maintains a database of hospital capacity which collects this kind of information called Oregon's Hospital Capacity Web System (HOSCAP). Early in the COVID-19 outbreak, hospital capacity
was cited as a major reason for extreme lockdown measures.
|Post Date: 2020-08-26 08:27:59|
After days of pleas from Representative Bill Post and others to do so
In response to the urging of State Representative Bill Post (R-Keizer)
, Governor Kate Brown ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff tomorrow in honor of two fallen Oregon Marines, Lance Corporal Jack Ryan Ostrovsky of Bend, and Lance Corporal Chase D. Sweetwood of Portland. The two Oregon Marines were among nine service members, eight Marines and a Sailor, who lost their lives in an amphibious vehicle accident off the coast of San Clemente Island, California on July 30, 2020. Flags should be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, August 26.
"These two young men, Lance Corporal Jack Ryan Ostrovsky of Bend, and Lance Corporal Chase D. Sweetwood of Portland, showed incredible honor, bravery, and dedication to the state, to their country, and as Marines," Brown said Tuesday. "My heart goes out to their families and loved ones for their tremendous and unexpected loss. Dan and I extend our sincere appreciation for their service."
|Post Date: 2020-08-26 07:00:57||Last Update: 2020-08-26 08:16:46|
Kate Brown threatens more restrtictions on businesses
Last week, Governor Kate Brown hosted a press conference
where she threatened that Oregonians must follow her additional arbitrary COVID-19 rules or she will likely institute unconstitutional travel bans and shut down Oregon’s economic drivers, such as restaurants, again.
“Despite admitting that Oregon has one of the lowest COVID-19 morbidity rates in the country, Governor Brown wants individuals and businesses to do more, give more and surrender all,” said Senator Dennis Linthicum (R-Klamath Falls). “The story about keeping COVID under control is a false narrative used to accomplish the real goal: to control all aspects of Oregonians’ lives and crush the economy by forcing compliance. Citizens are already reeling from their sense of powerlessness after the unnecessary and life-shattering edicts by the governor.”
In the face of what the science and data
shows about the tragic and costly results
from economic lock-downs, Governor Brown has camouflaged government overreach under the pretense that COVID is treacherous for every person, in every walk of life and in every community. Agencies like OR-OSHA are planning on enforcing new rules
on top of pre-existing mandates, which will eventually stomp out independent business and free enterprise, on the road to growing government and robbing citizens of their inalienable rights.
“Governor Brown’s actions are the brutal part of the story,” said Senator Linthicum. “The forced closures and mandated distancing requirements are deeply immoral and dangerous. The governor’s malfeasance is driving preventable economic wounds deeper into Oregon’s already struggling communities. It is past time to re-open Oregon and now is the time to Keep It Open.”
|Post Date: 2020-08-25 18:53:43||Last Update: 2020-08-25 12:00:57|
Technology doesn’t fix everything.
--Northwest Observer Meme Team
|Post Date: 2020-08-25 13:09:42|
Vote-by-mail may enable voter fraud.
Editor’s note: this is the first of a multi-part series on Oregon’s mail-in ballots.
President Trump gave Susan B Anthony a complete pardon for being convicted for voting in 1872. She risked her life to vote. What would she think today of marchers in DC demanding vote-by-mail to replace voting at the polls? Protesters shout on the crowded streets that due to the pandemic their health is threatened if they go to the polls to vote. Isn’t that a rather baffling demand coming from people that are not practicing social distancing during their protest? What is the real reason they are demanding vote-by-mail?
There are many examples from across the country of how vote-by-mail enables voter fraud.
- Half-a-million VA voters sent incorrect by-mail ballots.
- DC nonprofit sent ballot applications to 400,000 new Mexicans.
- Virginia nonprofit mails 587,638 erroneous absentee ballots.
- One Wisconsin voter researched his voter application sent from a nonprofit who pays for the postage and will deliver the ballot – called ballot harvesting.
- Nevada county mailed out 1.3 million ballots for its primary election but 1 in 5 (223,000) were never delivered having the wrong address.
- Even Attorney General Barr reported of friends that had not lived in California in 21 years received California ballots. “Ballots floating around can be filled out by anyone,” Barr said.
Janice Dysinger, Oregonians for Fair Elections, says the problem with mail-in ballots in Oregon is the registration. “We have seen specific non-citizens say they are not a citizen at DMV, decline to register, only to find they have been registered to vote.” She has worked with others to identify and document voters whose registration was changed without their permission. The Secretary of State denies it, but more people are coming forward having received the wrong ballots or no ballots because their party was changed when doing business at DMV. She stresses that you must check your voter registration before every election, especially if you have done business with DMV.
Dysinger reports that the Human Services Department’s training document instructs their agents to fill out a declination SEL503 form for every person coming into the office to document that they were asked to register to vote. If they don’t ask, they are considered a problem employee. The training manual instructs the agent not to send in the applicant’s ID with the voter registration card to the election’s office, if the ID is from out of state. That it is not the duty of the agent to determine the applicant’s eligibility to vote. Some have language barriers and the position is that it isn’t their job to find out if they are qualified. If they want to register, they say they have to treat them all the same. Even if it’s only partly filled out, they still submit it to the election office.”
Oregon’s rules say that if someone gives their name, birth date and address so they can be sent a ballot, they are agreeing that they are qualified so are registered to vote. Dysinger says “once they are on the voter rolls it is very difficult to find out if they are a citizen or not. The rules are so loose that they can put down any street or cross street or landmark as an Oregon address, and have the ballot mailed to anywhere in the world. It’s a systemic problem with our voter rolls. Anyone from another state or country can register to vote without any ID or documentation using the FVAP.gov application,” which she points out does not meet the Oregon Constitution requirements. She also points to a problem in the Oregon Revised Statutes, ORS 247.035, which says the person only needs to think of Oregon as their home, where they intend to move someday.
The big problem with mail-in ballots all over the country and in Oregon are mistakes made when marking the ballot. In Oregon about 0.35% of voters don’t sign their ballot return envelope.
Dysinger points to problems with executing selecting candidates on the ballot, problems with the signatures, and then you have problems with the post office only delivering 95% of the ballots. Five percent of voters is enough to swing an election.
In the early 90’s, Kate Brown ran for State Representative and won her race by only 7 votes. If just 8 more people had voted for her opponent, we would most likely not have Kate Brown as Oregon’s Governor today. In the 2018 primary, HD 53 was won by just 2 votes.
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|Post Date: 2020-08-25 09:05:35||Last Update: 2020-08-25 13:56:12|
Every once in a while, common sense pops up
It isn’t every day that someone from Pennsylvania makes me look at things in a new way, but that’s what happened to me recently.
State Representative Jesse Topper represents Pennsylvania’s 78th District. Rep. Topper was speaking about high school football.
I don’t know about you, but when someone from rural Pennsylvania speaks about high school football I pay attention. Other than mining coal, there aren’t a lot of other things to do in rural Pennsylvania. Topper, who coaches football at Bedford High, had the following to say
I’ve had the opportunity to watch this football team at Bedford prepare for this year. And we told them, wear your mask, social distance at meetings, split your time in the weight room. They’ve done all those things. We’ve said if you follow these protocols you’ll have the opportunity to play.
To now come back to them and say, “You’ve done everything right; but you know what we still don’t have the will to let that happen.” And I think back to those words “It’s not worth the risk.”
We know, must of us up here have either played or been a part of athletics, we understand that there is inherent risk to what we do. That’s why there is an ambulance that sits out by the football fields on a Friday night. We know that there is risk.
But always that risk/benefit reward ratio has always been left to the families—to determine is this worth the physical risk. Well, I don’t see any difference in that now.
Those comments struck a chord with me, and I suspect they will with many Oregonians. Maybe I’m just lucky, but if it wasn’t for the hysterical news coverage, the unprecedented erosion of our civil liberties, and our economy being shut down, I’m not sure I would actually know that COVID-19 is ravaging our country.
Tragically, some of our elderly neighbors in Mount Angel have passed away...as people tend to do when they get old. Dying is the risk of living.
We’ve seemed to have lost sight that life is about balancing risk and reward. Reasonable people don’t take foolish risks, but they also understand life without risk is impossible.
Once upon a time, Americans lived their lives understanding that risk is everywhere. But they also saw reward everywhere. Somehow, we’ve become afraid of risk and reward. We have allowed politicians of both sides to stoke our fears—deciding for us where we can go, whom we can meet, and how we can worship.
The problem with politicians is that they’ll take all the power we’re willing to give them.
I stumbled across an interesting word the other day: Kakistocracy. It means “government by the least competent.” In Oregon and throughout our country, we have given a Kakistocracy unprecedented control over our lives. But it appears that politicians are as incapable of fixing our problems as they are uninterested in trying.
For obvious reasons, social scientists had to come up with a word to describe out-of-control corruption, incompetence, inefficiency, and indifference. They call it governmentality. But every once in a while, common sense pops up, even among Republicans; so I’ll give Rep. Topper the last word:
Quite frankly, when the governor was out in a protest in the streets of Harrisburg he was asked, “Did you follow your own protocols?” He goes, “No I didn’t because I felt the cause was worth the risk.”
Dan Crowe is from Mount Angel. His wife decides the right balance of risk and reward for him.
Well we cannot just allow one person in Pennsylvania to discern for everyone which causes are worth the risk and which are not. That decision needs to be left up to parents and up to families. Is it worth the risk? I believe that in my case it is, maybe some other people don’t; but at the end of the day if we’re going to leave that decision only up to one person then we have a problem that is far greater than COVID-19.
|Post Date: 2020-08-24 19:48:46||Last Update: 2020-08-17 20:20:49|
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