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I'm just a geek with attitude.
Interests: animals, science, computing systems, politics
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Haha! That was certainly true earlier, but the lesson seems to have taken hold during the past four years or so, as teen pregnancy rates have suddenly dropped.
Toggle Commented 4 hours ago on Vegetation In Oregon at MaxRedline
Now, we don't need to be taking a page from the book of them ISIS boys.
Toggle Commented 17 hours ago on Water Wars at MaxRedline
I can't imagine that any were; Mossad's not comprised of a bunch of dummies.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Turning On Their Own at MaxRedline
Apparently, they can already do that - or disable the brakes.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Hacker Heaven at MaxRedline
Probably because they'd get busted for peddling non-chicken as chicken. I could see it as an "artisanal, flash-cooked, free-range bird" stand, though. It'd draw in hipsters from all over.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Animal Life (And Death) at MaxRedline
I suspect you're correct in terms of the Portland metro area and the Eugene area, which are the two largest doggedly Left voter pools, but doubt that it would have that effect in the eastern and southern parts of the state. Your characterization of going extreme / primary and then middle / general is accurate, unfortunately. I'm not sure that the measure 90 effect would change that propensity much.
It comes as no surprise that Indys want an open primary, top-two format. It is somewhat surprising that both candidates in the governor run support the concept, while the party structure of neither supports it.
I suspect you've nailed it: Beaverton hired "The Don" Mazziotti to "guide development" at the Round (meaning, find a sucker, any sucker, to build there). Having failed in that mission, he was recently let go, and I'm guessing he's shifted his hunting grounds to Milwaukie. Meanwhile, the vision of the Round staggers on, two decades and two bankruptcies later. Streetcar Charlie's move from Camas to tony Eastmoreland likely helped to motivate Portland's city planners, as well; you can get by with that kind of infill stuff in outer Southeast, but don't even think about it in places like Eastmoreland and Ladd's Addition!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Blindside! at MaxRedline
I don't know about that - I always look before swiping; I'm pretty good at hardware identification, though.
Probably because they're equipped with skimmers....
And here I thought I was getting kind of hard-core! That'd be just fine with me, though. There are too many getting fat for too long at the public trough.
Yeah, Sam - I was really looking forward to a bunch of condo bunkers and maybe some crapartments around here; the views of the Coast range are overrated. The developers might have pushed a shiny streetcar up here, but alas....
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Blindside! at MaxRedline
I wonder if that's facility-specific; I recall buying gas up in Redmond a couple of years ago, and like Sam, I just swiped the card and entered the amount. On the other hand, maybe Redmond's just got more tech-savvy businesses. Heck, you can go through half a tank just trying to navigate through the Microsoft campus.
Shows how often I travel out of state - I didn't realize that.
I doubt it, as psilocybin is primarily found in subtropical forests, although in North America it occurs in cattle pastures around the Pacific Northwest. In the forests around Coos Bay, the predominant psychotropic fungus would be A. muscaria, also known as the death cap. With proper preparation, it is possible to avoid fatal liver damage and achieve a moderate psychotropic effect, but it's hard to imagine it being collected on a large scale for that purpose.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on The Strong-Arm Of The Law at MaxRedline
Must have been. I'd never run into an issue with grabbing a few morels; maybe these guys found a way to turn it into some sort of an enterprise, but I just can't see Coos Bay being a hotbed of black-market mushroom activity. Seems odd.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on The Strong-Arm Of The Law at MaxRedline
I found it appalling as well, Al - I have a fairly comprehensive background in biology (mammology), and I can't see any justification, from a biological perspective, for such an arbitrary edict. As mentioned, hearts are saturated with blood - being that it's their function to circulate the stuff and there's no way to completely remove all traces of it from the former owner of that organ. And actually, the same applies to lungs, as O2/CO2 transfer is effected by the capillary network. Your eyes actually have less reliance upon blood product transfer than those organs.
That's the Portland Way, but it's starting to look as though they may end up with a bit of a glut in 20 years, because the projected apocalypse doesn't appear to be happening. Not that it'll matter to the developers who are gleefully trashing east-side neighborhoods to throw up ever more crapartments.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on That Was Then at MaxRedline
I'm not a big fan of crows, but in retrospect, it was bad form to insult them like that. Probably should have linked them to the Multrum: composting our tax dollars....
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Gas Up at MaxRedline
He comes up with some pretty good stuff in his new HBO venue on Sunday nights, as well.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Fergie, MO at MaxRedline
Oh, of course. The fact that she was found guilty means nothing.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Rosemary Lehmberg at MaxRedline
I'll leave that one to you, if it's all the same, Sam.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on The Nicaragua Canal at MaxRedline
Yep - that was exactly my thought, as well; there's a reason why it's illegal to shoot guns into the air during celebrations (something our Latino friends have had difficulty grasping, on occasion). As the saying goes, what goes up must come down - and you never know where the heck a bullet's going to drop, or who might be under it. And shooting to wound? Apparently it never occurred to Wolf that it's pretty easy to bleed out from an extremity wound - assuming you can even hit said extremity. There's a reason as well why you're trained to shoot at center of mass.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Unclear On The Concept at MaxRedline
But they can plow right through pedestrians and people in wheelchairs:
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Just Right Rail at MaxRedline
It doesn't seem too appealing to me, either, although a number of conservative blog writers seem to think it's great.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on The Giver at MaxRedline