Accused “Christmas Tree Bomber”
Accused "Christmas Tree Bomber" Mohamed O. Mohamud
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Portland We Have a Problem
Portland OR, January 9, 2012
Over the past year many have speculated about Portland’s latest jihadi, Mohamed O. Mohamud for planning to blow up the city’s Christmas Tree l [...]
You probably thought, “Oh, it’s a Portland blog. This is gonna be about the latest trend in Saving The Planet™ by bicycle.” Wrong.
It’s actually about the latest trend in Anthropogenic Global Warming – which, oddly, doesn’t seem to be happening, so forget about booking that tropical vacation in Wales for no [...]
Of the many government officials involved in the “Operation Fast and Furious” gun- running scheme, only one has lost his job. On July 10, 2009, President Obama named Dennis Burke as his nominee for U.S. attorney for Arizona. He was confirmed by unanimous consent in the Senate on Sept. 15 of that year. Interestingly, over the cours [...]
Some 5,000 anti-abortion protesters rallied in the streets yesterday;
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300 arests were made, and officers earlier fired tear gas to disperse people throwing rocks and tearing down fencing at a convention center.
Of course, the arrests and tear-gassing had nothing to do with the assemblage of abortion opp [...]
Hey, they can go home and pick their noses.
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This whole “they’re only here to do the jobs Americans won’t do” thing just doesn’t fly. Dubya was wrong, and that philosophy still is about as attractive as a Porta-Potty on a hot day in Juarez.
So is this: SEATTLE — In Olympia, it’ [...]
The Washington state Office of Financial Management is pushing back the release of a key economic analysis on a potential low-carbon fuels standard. OFM says it needs another week to wrap up the analysis, which is tentatively scheduled to be issued Oct. 27, said Jim Cahill, a senior budget assistant to Gov. Jay Inslee, on […]
In my weekly wrap-up over at IJReview you can 14 headlines from the international news last week that I think are important to read. Be sure to check it out, including the situation in Iraq, Yemen and Russia.
Do midterms matter? They might to Gen Y if politicians bothers to discuss the topics that matter most to twenty-somethings. Here is my list of the top ten issues for Millennials (complete with Tina Fey/Groot gifs). Read the full article at Political Illusions Exposed: PIE. Photo by KAZVorpal
1) The Turkish government is now supporting Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the Syrian border town of Kobani. This weekend, U.S. forces airdropped medical supplies, weapons and ammunition to Kurds outside the city to fight ISIS. Support from Turkey is a major policy shift in the region, specifically towards the Kurds. 2) A second massacre […]
Arkansas Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor argued that the federal government’s desegregation of Arkansas’s largest public school in 1957 was an “unwilling invasion” that took “a local problem out of the local authorities’ hands” and led to deep suspicions of democracy in the state, according to a copy of his college thesis obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
In an op-ed in the Albuquerque Journal, the Antiplanner argues that transit agencies in medium-sized cities such as Albuquerque should experiment with “bus-rapid transit lite”–meaning increasing bus frequencies, reducing the number of stops so as to speed schedules, and prepayment of fares to speed loading of passengers. But dedicating traffic lanes to buses
The Forest Service has historically been dominated by foresters and engineers, so a wildlife biologist who joined the agency in 1978 wouldn’t expect to advance very far. But after getting a Ph.D. in wildlife ecology from the University of California at Berkeley, Hal Salwasser went to work for the Forest Service and quickly moved up […]
Two years ago, Virginia Beach put a measure on the ballot to extend the Norfolk light rail (which stops at the border between the two cities) into Virginia Beach. All of the advertising for the measure said “Vote Yes to Study Light Rail.” But the actual measure read, “Should the City Council adopt an ordinance […]