How I spent my Easter vacation:
Craigslist hoax victim gets some belongings back.I loved the part where some looters waved a printed out copy of the CL ad at him like it was a legal document. Ppl ees so stoopid.
JACKSONVILLE, Ore. -- Police say belongings removed from a Southern Oregon man's property have begun slowly reappearing at his home, a day after a pair of hoax ads on Craigslist cost Robert Salisbury much of what he owned.
The ads popped up Saturday afternoon, saying the owner of a Jacksonville home was forced to leave the area suddenly and his belongings, including a horse, were free for the taking, said Jackson County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Colin Fagan.
But the ads were a hoax. Robert Salisbury had no plans to leave.
Thanks so much!
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If you're knowledgeable about this phenomenon, you might want to check out this article where Rick Astley talks about his song becoming a world wide joke.
Personally, I think one should embrace this form of exposure. How can it possibly hurt your career if people are talking about you? You might as well try and get a laugh out of what you do instead of threatening each and every person with DMCA takedown notices.
Fore those that don't know ... well, google it. :-D
Anyone know of some good Oregon-specific seasonal produce guides?
These terms have been thrown around rather freely the past 26 plus years and I thought I'd take the actual definition and share it with people because I believe that people don't really know what it means anymore and it's more rhetoric (oh weak rhetoric, how little you change the world... and yes I'm being ironic), than an actual understanding of the definitions. Basically I'm testing that belief by this post because I want people to comment with their thoughts and whether the definitions align with what they believe and who they are or WHERE on the sliding scale of gray they may be sitting.
a. Not limited to or by established, traditional, orthodox, or authoritarian attitudes, views, or dogmas; free from bigotry.
So, basically liberal is not limited to traditional means of doing things, dogmas, or bigotry and favors proposals for reform or new ideas for progress as well as being tolerant of the ideas of others. So that sounds LIke I am VERY much a liberal. Let's check the conservative definition.
So basically opposing change, traditional and very moderate/cautious.
This is definitely not me (big surprise, right?). I believe in risk. I believe in changing things that are broken and if one idea doesn't work, trying new ideas instead of saying "i can't" and complaining. I think some traditional things are good, for example manners and a polite society. then again, a little friction helps the world go round too because most people have good ideas or bits of them and when you take all those little good bits and combine them you can get one big good idea.
I'm amused because, by this definition, Washington was not a conservative. Lincoln was not a conservative. Jefferson was not a conservative. These were all people looking for RADICAL change for what they thought was just and right.
So if a person is conservative, does this mean they have no issue with the corruption that is in our government both republican and democrat? Does this mean they support the current war and wish it to continue? Does this mean that they support the economic policies that have put us into extreme debt and wish that to continue?
I'm interested in hearing honest comments, not polarized bs but actual conversation. I know I have a leaning but I AM interested in other points of view and attempting to understand them to some extent. That is one of the defintions of liberal after all... tolerant of other beliefs.
Based on the above definitions, where did you place yourself before I listed this out. Has that changed and if so where do you place yourself now? I'm fully aware there are shades of gray so please don't feel that you'd need to be boxed in on ones side or the other. If you're in the middle, please feel free to ramble about it, but keep it in the context of the above definitions only. i'm mostly interested if the use of the above definitions have caused some people to change where they label themselves on the sliding scale.
The next question I have is do you think these definitions are accurate?
JFK defined what liberal meant to him. I find it ironic that he stated, even then, that democrats cared about budgetting and spending and yet that is a supposed republican issue. I've noticed that democrats are MUCH more responsible with money than Republicans have been. I'm still amazed when I hear "tax and spend" because democrats do more for balancing the budget than republicans do. Anyway, his thoughts on liberalism below and more under the link.
A Liberal Definition by John F. Kennedy:
Acceptance Speech of the New York
Liberal Party Nomination
September 14, 1960
What do our opponents mean when they apply to us the label "Liberal?" If by "Liberal" they mean, as they want people to believe, someone who is soft in his policies abroad, who is against local government, and who is unconcerned with the taxpayer's dollar, then the record of this party and its members demonstrate that we are not that kind of "Liberal." But if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal."
Continued under this link here: http://www.liberalparty.org/JFKLPAccepta
Hey gang, a good buddy of mine made this right here in Portland. Pretty good low brow humor. NSFW for language.
any recommendations for the best seaweed salad in town?
I'm quite disappointed by Mio's excuse for a seaweed salad
[it should be more like cucumbers with a slight drizzle of seaweed]
What is your artwork that is related to toys?
Toy Art can be anything toy themed. Bicycles, puppets, sculpture, pinatas, dolls, games, fashion, robots, and more encouraged.
This show is also in search of toy related talent to preform.( Hula hoopers, fire, jugglers, klowns, puppets...)
* We welcome a variety of medium (photography, digital, illustration, collage, mix media, painting. sculpture...) There are no restrictions on size.
* Submissions should be uploaded digitally through flickr: www.flickr.com
* Up to 5 images will be considered for the exhibition. Images must be in jpeg format. Posted to the Toy Art Show 2008 on flickr.
* No Entry Fee Required! (But if the piece sells during the show a small percentage will go to the venue)
* The deadline for Submissions is Sunday May 11th, I understand that being creativity and procrastination go hand in hand sometimes so if you have an idea that you plan on getting done by the show June 6th let me know, and I may be able to hold a spot for you.
* The Show is June 6th @ Watershed please come celebrate toys with us!
STEPS FOR SUBMISSION:
1. Join the Toy Art Show 2008 group: www.flickr.com/groups/toyartshow2008/
2. To add a photo to the group, select the photo in your account you will see options for adding the photo to the group directly above the photo.
3. Please DO NOT submit more than 5 images.
4. We will be contacting you through your flickr mail account, so please check that account.
Ok, so my previous post was a tiny prank ... ha ha ha. We all had a good laugh and it's time for forgiveness; right? RIGHT?
Anyway, the above video is probably the scariest thing that I have ever seen. (And no, it is not one of the scare-halfway-through-the-video-omg-ther
Do you have any scary videos to share? I'd love to top this one.
(And is phone book one word or two?)
My husband and I are moving from a tiny studio apartment downtown to a HUGE house in NoPo (as previously mentioned here), and we are desperately seeking stuff to fill it with. If you have any of these things (and they're in decent enough condition, not trashy/falling apart or anything), and you will be available on Sunday, March 30th, we will come pick them up!
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...but if you've got something not on this list that you're looking to offload, leave a comment anyway.
Also, if anyone knows of any places that might be interested in me, I would love the advice. I will have a BA in sociology, with a minor in psychology. I have three years of customer service experience, mad computer and research skills, and hundreds of hours of community service experience with nonprofits like March of Dimes. I am interested in working for nonprofits or the government. I might also like working for a smaller for-profit business with a creative bent, like an ad agency or something. Basically, I am going to apply everywhere and see who bites first. I would like to make at least $12 an hour, but might be able to survive on less. Ideas? Contacts?
Three people stabbed (non-fatally) out in front of the Belmont Inn on Saturday. From the article:
"No arrests were made. Police said they were looking for a “hippie-looking” person who could be a suspect in the incident."
Are we out of the loop? Is dipping artichoke in mayo equivalent to dipping fries in ketchup, and we were just none the wiser? Or did someone invite Paula Deen to our family function?
How do you dip your artichoke?
He was hit on his bike about 2 weeks ago, on NW 18th... he called the police and they wouldn't come even though he was laying on the ground... they said it was "low priority." So he walked himself to the ER, and got the motorist's information.
His insurance is going to replace the bike, but he is concerned about the medical coverage- he is pretty banged up and they are making his AUTO insurance/PIP take care of it.... so, should he talk to a lawyer, or is this common practice? Any recommendations? He is from out of state so this is all really confusing to him too. Thanks !
where are good places to take pictures around portland that are bus accessable?
It took me weeks to recover. It was like satan ejaculated in my mouth.