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Leonard's Maxim #2:  Big Bang cosmology demands proof that God does not exist rather than the other way around.
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One Tough Mother Crafts 
Global Sportswear Success >>>>>>

Can it be the water hereabouts that nurtures
worldwide success in sportswear creation and
marketing? One might think so when you
consider the impact Oregon-grown products have
had on our planet's athletic and recreational

Glacier Melts in Tierra Del Fuego, Oregon?    (Local TV reporters need retraining )
Ignoring Customer Desires Threatens Boeing Contract  (Air shares crash)
Comparing Similies is, Like, Something Else   (Highschool literature)
E.T. Went Home?   (An essay suggesting that Zeus wore an EVA suit.)
Hans Zeiger:  Save the Philly Scouts   (A plea for fairness to a grand group.)
All-electric Tesla Roadster

This new 220-mile range (per "tank") car from California, using components made
in places from Taiwan to England, will go from 0-60 in less than five seconds.
Operating entirely on batteries, and based on night time charging when power
company rates are lower, it costs about a penney a mile to drive. Initial production
may be as low as 200 units. The price? $98,000 and no cents. (external link

Most Wanted: Oregon 'Ponzi' Scheme Con Man     (FOX link)
Couple arrested for CRAIGSLIST hoax that triggered Oregon
house ransacking...  (Drudge link)

U.S. Jobless Rate in February was 4.8%  Economies in "shambles" (Hillary Clinton's term) should be made of sterner stuff.  (Yessir, those Bush tax cuts put everybody out of work. However, mainly due to rising fuel costs which affect the cost of just about everything else, there may be trouble, ahead. 
Greenspan foresees possible recession...   If that happens, credit it to decades of restriction on U.S. oil exploration and refining facilities )

Spectacular storm chaser photos as tornado season kicks in ...    (A Must Click !!)

Pigskin Pete a.k.a. Shanghai Slim: 
Shanghai Visit Astounds Oregon Mag Editor   (China trip part one) 
Oregon Mag Editor's Shanghai Experiences Continued...  
(China trip part two)
Ormag Editor Experiences
Globalization First Hand
       ( China trip part three)

Getting to the Bottom of 
“Bottom Fishing”
by Paul Pintarich

Crooked River Country (Book review:
Central Oregon's Colorful Past
Chronicled in New Volume)

1500 acres of blossoms:

Hood River Valley Beckons Tourists
 The Subject was Crabs   |    Surfing for Perch  (From the archives: Winter or summer, fun for beach boys)   |    "History by the Glass"Enters Second Round   (Portland's classic saloons, Edition II, written by Paul Pintarich and published by Joe Bianco.)
   Fun With Science

Comments About Global Warming   (by the founder of the Weather Channel)

"There's a Disturbance in the Farce": Global facts to warm up to  

Man-Caused Global Warming Drops 60 Feet of Snow on Mt. Hood
April 07, 2008, 5am -- Timberline Lodge: Snowing, 20F.  New snow past 24 hours:  8". 
New snow past 72 hours:  25".  Base Depth at Lodge: 230". Total snowfall to date: 718".
Oregon's Mt. Hood Meadows broke its own season snowfall record of 623" last month.
(Thanks to for this info.)

Drudge (late March):
Michigan has snowiest winter since records began in 1880...
Milwaukee hits 95.4 inches...

Ocean cooling may solve Antarctic mystery OSLO (Reuters) - Fossil evidence of a cooling of the oceans 35 million years ago may have solved a mystery about how Antarctica froze over in one of the big ... (OMED: this is about then, but is interesting in light of recent reports of oceanic temperature declines now.  Plus, this ancient cooling obviously followed a period when Antarctica didn't have a covering of snow and ice.  One wonders how many SUVs and fossil fueled electricity generating plants it took 35 million years ago to generate the man-caused global warming at that time.) 

Not convinced, yet?  Click on this:

GM exec stands by calling global warming a "crock"      Deepest Snowpack in Cascades for a Decade    January 30, 2008 -- Extreme weather is due to Man-caused Global Warming.  Too warm, too cold, too wet, too dry, too much snow, too little snow -- it's all caused by the same thing. To avoid being jailed for participating in this crime, you must trade your pickup for a Vespa, quit objecting to continual tax increases, cease criticizing tree-hugging hippie whacko environmentalists and, above all else,  stop exhaling.   |   Senator Inhoff's Global Warming Challenge   (External link.)   |  Denver Breaks Record For Snowfall On Christmas Day  

In other science news
New Net Technology Portends Movie Download in Seconds
Organ Transplants With No Rejection    Scientists have created a beating heart in the laboratory in a breakthrough that could allow doctors one day to make a range of organs for transplant. (external link)

Oregon Business Thriving on Government  Contracts
A Foreign Aid Program that works?  (Is the world ending?)   |    God Help Oregon
The Alaskan Clydesdale   (The most unusual photo of a moose ever taken.)   |   The Oregon Whopper is Kelpie's   (Money is made out of trees.)   |   Our Berlin Bureau Chief discusses "environmentalism":  Environmentalists and the Environment
A Little-known Oregon Artist Passes On   (And took some Christmas magic with him.)   |   Midwest Mo and the Cheney Insurance Scam    (How to make a fortune from publicly-owned structures.)
Rush Limbaugh and the Senate Letter Donnybrook  (A piece about what's inside the bait.)   |  $80 a Gallon Gasoline?   (What's coming, and why.)   | 29 Year Old Children? 5 Grand a month?  (Portland radio show host, Paul Linnman, has some strange ideas about childhood and poverty level income.)
Black Holes: The Inter-Galactic Heavy Metal Transit System Which Will Save Mankind?     (Hawking/Gnikwah parallel quantum-duality space-time universes)   |    Oregon Charter School Showing Rapid Growth
Dr. Horton’s History Channel History of Slavery    (A lauded black professor from a famous East Coast American university proves that he either doesn't know or doesn't  like certain kinds of truth ) 


 Pigskin Pete
'08 Pac10 Recruiting Results Favor ASU, Oregon, UCLA    |  Grid Coaching Derby Enlivens Pac10 Scene  
  Pac10 2008 Grid Play Promises Fireworks  
  Home on the Range
Coastal Culinary Campus Celebrates  1st Anniversary   |  Consider the Possibilities for Microbrews & Holiday Meals 
 Decanting with Delkin
Anheuser-Busch Globalizes Beer Through Acquisitions  Oregon Pinot Noirs Presented in China   (Posted in mid-December with part one of the Shanghai series)   |   Oct: New Wine Report Studies Restaurant Wine Lists   |  Sept: French PayOregon Wine Region Their Ultimate Respect | Oregon Pinot Noirs Presented in China   (Posted in mid-December with part one of the Shanghai series)   |   Oct: New Wine Report Studies Restaurant Wine Lists   |  Sept: French Pay Oregon Wine Region Their Ultimate Respect



 Column archives: Pigskin Pete   |   Seared Lightly   Decanting  |   Hans Zeiger     Mike O'Brien

You are a Ham Operator if..... 
Guns (Some thoughts about who should be in control)
Zoo Rescue (The politics of journalism)
Speed Check (Never mess with Marines.)

Crime Does Pay (A plea for understanding)
  (Dead flowers save a young girl's wedding and an old man's soul)
Pelosi says, "Let's tax pensions!" (They're coming to get y-o-u)
 Rules of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and the Wild West    |    Idiot Sightings   |     A Little Gun History    |   Emergency Access     |   Give This Sheriff a Cigar !!  |  And Speaking of Sheriffs   |  Politician's Billions   |  The High Speed Wife   |   Why not  the Chavez Bypass?   |   Hillary and the Horse Thief    |   Welcome to the Republican Party   |   Wisdom of Larry The Cable Guy    |   George Carlin's Solution to Save Gasoline   |  Marketing Used Refrigerators     |    An opinion about "Mr. Bush's war"    |  Parent - Job description   |  The New Colonel   |   Are They NBA or NFL?    |   Navajo Moon   |   Three men    |   The Marine    |   The Dog Food Diet      |   A Great Mind   |   "Refugee Welfare"    |   Hate Speech?    |   Firearms Refresher Course  |   A Horse's (backside)    |   Insult to Our Nation    |   E-RFD Archives    | 

"Now, just why in the HELL 
do I have to press '1' for English?" 
"The only thing necessary for the triumph
of evil is for good men to do nothing"

                     -- Edmund Burke

Iran envoy offers nuclear technology to all Muslim states


E-RFD: Prosecutors Say Saddam Hussein Paid for Congressional Trip to Iraq

E-RFD: What Costs More Per Year Than the Iraq War?
Congressman Wants 50-Cent Tax Hike on Every Gallon of Gas...    (external link)

Arab schools urged to teach ills of human trafficking   Qatar proposed on Wednesday that Arab countries introduce material on the fight against human trafficking into their school curriculums in order to raise awareness of the scourge....  (slavery lives, external link)
I have a plan to destroy America  (a speech by a Colorado governor)

The only definitive test:
Are you a Democrat, a Republican or a Southerner?

North Korea to sell minisubs to Iran   You saw the boats racing back and forth near our naval vessels.  The next time they show up, they'll be under the surface, and packing torpedos. (External link from ORBUSMAX )   |   IRAN BUILDS NEW LONGER-RANGE MISSILE    |    Japan Test Fires Anti-Missile Missile   (External link)     |   Vice President J.C. Watts?   |   E-RFD: Who Taxed You How Much?    (Follow the money to the truth)   |        |     

The Traditional Coalition is Falling Apart  by Steve Beren   (Dems)  |   Shooting Oneself in One's Own Foot  (Pubbies)    |   Chief Executive Hillary Clinton?  (Experience: the greatest teacher.)   |   Socialism--- Is America Ready?   by Brig. Gen. James L. Cash (ret)   |   Islamic Fascism - "the Focus of Evil in the Modern World"  by Steve Beren   |  Middle East Imperative  by JIM CASH, Brigadier General, USAF, Retired   |   The Wars of the Hard Lands: How Myth Explains Islam and the West  (An Oregon Magazine piece from the archives.  It's about what creates viewpoints)   |    Can Political Correctness Delete the Holocaust?   |  E-RFD: So you want to work for the Clintons?   |  Womb Lynching   |   I Sure Miss This Guy    (Reagan quotes)  | "Un" Fairness Doctrine Threatens 1st & 2nd Amendment Rights   | 2007 Political Archives  | 
How are they really doing?
 Delegate numbers will decide which of the candidates get the nod.  If nobody gets the designated amount to win the prize outright at the party convention, they use their delegates as bargaining chips and make a deal.  The links below will take you to pages which are often a few days old, but going to the RNC and DNC pages will leave you searching for the data.

(D) Primary delegate count  | (R) Primary delegate count  |   Superdelegates


  Matt Barber and the CWA:

State Representative Under Attack by
Anti-Christian Homosexual Hate Groups
  (Death threats aren't constitutional rights.)

"Gay" Activist Would Risk Lives to Push Political Agenda  (Those who have gotten a disease from a blood transfusion will understand this one perfectly.)

OrMag Co-publisher Reacts To "Gay" Press Release    (Just to make things clear)

Extreme Rights Archives

  Out of the past ...
Roosevelt or Reagan? USA Needs to Choose
Social Security:
The Dirty Little Secret  | Where is the Social Security Trust Fund, and Why Didn't Hockberg and DeFazio Reveal its Location to the People of Coos Bay?   (Who pays when you cash a government bond?)
The Hispanic Education Myth

Ken's "Congress"   (So you contribute to PBS?  Did you know you are buying lies?)

Our Times: 
Grizzly Man: The Death of an Idiot    (Bears dine alfresco)
   Global Warming Proves Martians Drive SUV's
A Global Warming consensus?    |   Man-Caused Global Warming is a Fraud  |    A Newt speaks about dirty air.  | New scientific research refutes many of Gore's climate claims   Politically Correct Science at UCSB?    |   Harvard Debunks Global Warming Claims    |   E-RFD: Climate chaos? Don't believe it!    |   "Global Warming is a Scam"

How To Pick the Next President of the U.S.  Blue Oregon: The Secular Theocracy    Complete 2005/2006 article archives

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