September 25th, 2007

Not Moral Request

Does anyone have any methods or know any people or have any ideas on how I can get Microsoft Excel (any version ok for windows xp) for something other than $209? I need it for school and thought my fiance's PC had it, but it doesn't.

I am willing to pay a smaller, WAY smaller amount. Or get you a GREAT discount on eyeglasses :) 

karla [dot] iglesias [dot] pcc [dot] edu

thanks.... and go!
portland tatoo

Things going down this week

  • Yes, it links to the PDX PIPELINE (where there are now over ten contributors, and if you'd like to, let us know).
  • Yes, we have good info on things going on.
  • Yes, people here like things going on.
  • Yes, there are a bunch of babies that would rather complain here than go to things going babies complain, and the rest--let's have a good fall/week
Best, j.


hi there, my lungs suck

so i have asthma and no money. my long-acting inhaler is empty and my albuterol soon will be as well. so my question is, does anyone know of any free clinics where you can get some asthma meds? (some place besides outside in because i don't have ten dollars to give them.) or does anyone perhaps know of any asthma studies going on in the area that might offer inhalers? my internet skills suck so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Closing Stripper Show

So Friday at 7-10 or so I am having a closing for my art show. Awesome local band The Subcons will be playing at 8 or so. Come if you can.

Beer and Wine will be provided and the art will be awesome...I can vouch for it.

Here is what The Subcons had to say:

Sugar Gallery--an artspace in NW
625 NW Everett #108 (at 6th & Everett)
++ Closing of Art Exhibit by the talented local Jeremy Okai Davis
----start your night with free music & wine & beer in the Pearl----

Speaking of events that need counter-protestors

Planned Parenthood was not even on these folks' radar until the new site. That's apparently when they discovered the 15th and Fremont site.

I have to work late tonight. I really wish I could be there. Lives are saved by access to safe, clean, legal abortions. And BTW, it is a tiny fraction of the business that PP does. ARGH!

Subject: [oaba-b] Prayer Event concerning Planned Parenthood locating on MLK Blvd Site
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2007 19:25:38 -0700

I am inviting all who will come, to a Prayer Event in protest to Planned Parenthood building a headquarters facility/Abortion Clinic on the property at NE Beech St. and Martin Luther King Blvd. If you are not aware of all the ramifications of this move, you need to come and find out. Ground-breaking could begin as early as the end of this year. The event will be:


*African-Americans, comprise 12% of the population of the United States, yet 35% of the abortions in this country are performed on African-American women. Percentages are equally as high among our other sisters of color. This is not just a person of color event , we ALL need to be concerned. Red, Yellow, Black, Brown and White.


*This Prayer Event is sponsored by , Precious Children of PORTLAND

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sleepy ethereal

Hawthorne Room for Rent

Ok, well... Since I've seen others do this before I might as well jump on the bandwagon and post about our "room for rent" here.

$500/mo rent - around SE 32nd & Lincoln

Available for six months (we're going to try to move after that)

You must be child-friendly because we have a 5 yr old

You must like cats because we have two and one of them likes to hide out in the room in question

More info here

Note: I know that this is not the right situation for everyone, which is why I am up front here with what may be a problem for other people. I also know that there are cheaper places out there. The common spaces are much larger and nicer than average as well. We're not trying to appeal to the highest common denominator here. It may work for some people and undoubtedly won't work for many. Thanks. Please drive through.

The secret lobbying campaign your phone company doesn't want you to know about

(i thought this may be of interest to someone in portland.... has more info on this if you interested!)
By Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball
Updated: 4:00 a.m. PT Sept 20, 2007

Sept. 20, 2007 - The nation's biggest telecommunications companies,
working closely with the White House, have mounted a secretive
lobbying campaign to get Congress to quickly approve a measure wiping
out all private lawsuits against them for assisting the U.S.
intelligence community's warrantless surveillance programs.

The campaign—which involves some of Washington's most prominent
lobbying and law firms—has taken on new urgency in recent weeks
because of fears that a U.S. appellate court in San Francisco is
poised to rule that the lawsuits should be allowed to proceed.

If that happens, the telecom companies say, they may be forced to
terminate their cooperation with the U.S. intelligence community—or
risk potentially crippling damage awards for allegedly turning over
personal information about their customers to the government without a
judicial warrant.
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Just throwing this out there:

Portland, Oregon – The Hammerskin Nation, a neo-Nazi skinhead organization, aims to attract hundreds of hardcore racists to the group’s twentieth-anniversary celebration, to be held October 5 – 7 of this year in the greater Portland area. The Hammerskins, then known as the Confederate Hammerskins, began life in 1997 as a Dallas, TX gang specializing in violence against Jewish people and people of color, sexual minorities, as well as activists. The Hammerskin Nation—a masthead for Hammerskin racist skinhead crews—has since gone national, and later international, with their bigoted agenda. The upcoming Hammerskin Nation event in Oregon was planned in conjunction with Volksfront, a Portland-led white supremacist group with links to Kenneth Mieske and Kyle Brewster, two of the killers of Ethiopian immigrant Mulugeta Seraw in a 1988 racially charged crime. Volksfront’s short-lived musical division “Upfront Records” released a benefit CD for Mieske in 2002, and Brewster had his parole revoked last year after his association with Volksfront was revealed on the internet. The October Hammerskin Nation gathering is currently being openly advertised on such Hitler-admiring websites as

Portlanders-- commence in the snark/interweb debate!
  • rarebit


thanks for all of your recommendations on romantic foreign lands! this time I'm looking for places in portland that have real culture? thanx!!!

bonus! Ides of March by terry riley john cale church of anthrax whatever. happy autumn day.
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Carmen San Diego

Ouch!!! Heath guru needed.

I have been having mad amounts of calf and foot cramps for the past couple weeks. I eat very healthy foods and work out at least twice a week. I notice it most after I have worked out. I am pretty consistent with my stretching, etc. Is there anything I can do in particular (stretching or anything else) to make these cramps go away? 
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Eyes and Bellys

I have no insurance but am in need of new glasses. In the past I have gone to America's Best but am not sure of the quality of glasses that I have gotten there. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Also.. I went to pirate fest this weekend and now I MUST do some belly dancing classes. Anyone know of a group/teacher that is amazing (and welcoming to plus size gals)
pretty people look down


Ok, it's serious business time you guys.

As stupid as I now know this was, I had most of my tip money from my last two weeks of work in my pocket when I went to the East Bank Saloon tonight for the meetup. There was about $300 dollars in my pocket. I work as a delivery driver and most of my income from work is made up of tips and...this is a really big financial hit to me. Without those tips, I've made less than minimum wage for working two 40 hour weeks in a row. I really need that money to pay my rent and buy gas. If anyone saw anything please please please be honest. I know it's a long shot but...I just cannot believe that this happened. And I'm really fucking fucked :(

Edit: Thank you all for the offers to pitch in some money to help me out. I do have some savings but I just have been dipping in to them too much lately and was hoping it'd turn up somewhere. So, yeah...I'd feel terrible accepting any money from you guys because of my stupidity but thank you all for offering. I'm just gonna have to bug my dad and hope I get some nice big orders at work.
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