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Regarding 2012 A.D.: How did the Mayans know the re-election of Obama could cause the end of the world?.
   News, articles, essays & comment
 Sellwood Bridge is Falling Down  (A search for an "Oregon" solution.) 

Question: Should Animal Lovers Have the Right to Marry Sheep? (Includes a Matt Barber column about legislating from the bench. The sheep shown is named Andy.)

Chapter Three (from the dumbest out of print fishing book ever written)
Chapter Two
Chapter One

Oregon: Eradicating Opportunity by Rob Kremer
(An essay about what's really going on, and exactly what caused the problems.)

Oregon Firm Goes Global
To Battle Infirm Economy
by Fred Delkin, this one is about some folks who have been growing in spite of the national and local downturn. Where there's a will and some brains, there's a way, it seems.

Portland: A Model for National Policy? by Wendell Cox, this is an x-link. Here's a quote: Indeed if Secretary LaHood has his way, Portland could become The Model for federal transportation policy. So perhaps it is appropriate to review what it has accomplished.
This piece pastes reality over the Portland fantasy.  Our thanks to Craig at OrTem for alerting us to a patch of sanity and reason. 

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace the Beloved Leader's Bomb (What a PacNW conservative has to say about the current state of things, including North Korea having nuclear weapons and missle delivery systems.)

Detroit Iron We'll Never See, Again:

1938 Buick 1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt 1951 Buick LeSabre

     So, you believe a White House military advisor sent Air Force Two on a photo-op?

The Economy (X-links)

Roubini: U.S. economy may dip again next year...
Faber: Inflation to 'Approach Zimbabwe Level'...

Obama Maintains Control Over Banks By Refusing To Accept Repayment Of TARP Money...
Geithner Says He May Oust Executives...
Bankers Fight Back:: Politicians also to blame for crisis...
JPMorgan Chase wants to repay government rescue funds...
Senator's husband cashes in on crisis... >>>> Feinstein sought $25 billion for agency that awarded contract to spouse...

NW Authors Pen Locally Oriented, Superb Mystery  (Review by OrMag Editor, Fred Delkin)
New Cookbook Celebrates Pacific Northwest Dining
Selling Your Father's Bones (a book review by Fred Delkin)

'Salishan' Proves It's More Than A Resort

(A book review by Oregon Magazine's Editor and Copublisher, Fred Delkin)
Salishan, an Oregon historical novel, available at

Articles:   Getting to the bottom of "Bottom Fishing"      The Subject was Crabs   |    Surfing for Perch  (From the archives: Winter or summer, fun for beach boys)   Books:   "History by the Glass"Enters Second Round   (Portland's classic saloons, Edition II, written by Paul Pintarich and published by Joe Bianco.)  |   Crooked River Country  (book review)      Oregon Fever  Joe Bianco's anthology includes feature work by some Oregon Magazine writers, including Larry Leonard.    When to Jump Out of an Airplane

   Fun With Science
Electric Cars

High Torque Electric Motor Being Tested  (Double the output with half the weight.)
Improved Polymers For Lithium Ion Batteries Pave The Way For Next Generation Of Electric And Hybrid Cars (Feb. 20, 2008) — The next generation of electric and hybrid cars may be a step closer thanks to new and improved polymer membranes that allow the development of bigger, safer, and more powerful lithium ion batteries, ...  > read more
 UltraBattery Sets New Standard For Hybrid Electric Vehicles (Jan. 22, 2008) — The odometer of a low emission hybrid electric test vehicle recently reached 100,000 miles as the car circled a track in the UK using the power of an advanced CSIRO battery system. The UltraBattery ...  > read more
Superconducting Turbojet (June 20, 2007) — An all-electric aircraft could soon appear over the horizon. The new type of aircraft, currently on the drawing board, could be far more efficient than conventional aircraft, produce less greenhouse ...  > read more

Global Warming Archives


 Pigskin Pete
Portland State Shows
Promise in Spring Scrimmage

Spring Drills Indicate Promising Grid Results

Oregon Becomes Regional Sports Surface HQ
(It's all about turf.)
  Home on the Range
(No column in June.  Fred is fasting.)
April delicacy: Jellied Moose Nose
(Fred's Favorite Food :)
Latin Cuisine Expands Eastward in PDX
(The Matador es muy bonita)
E-RFD: Honey & Cinnamon Cure  (Health food home remedy.)

Sauce Magnate Creates Restaurant Masterpiece
Oregon Entrepreneur Finds Health Foods Very Profitable (Bob's Red Mill is being copied by General Mills)
 Decanting with Delkin
Oregon Wine Country Gets 
World-Class Resort Complex

Brazil's National Spirit (A rum solution for hard times.)

Washington Wine Heritage Births New Premium Label
From January:
Papa Pinot Leaves Lasting Legacy for Oregon Wines



 Column archives: Pigskin Pete   |   Seared Lightly   Decanting  |   Hans Zeiger     Mike O'Brien
  Feature E-RFD

How To Become an Illegal Alien |  Who's a Big Crab?  (Canny Crustaceans) | Presidential 
Pig Swap
(Let's make a deal.) | Poison Pancakes (Old dough can make you go - away.) | INS Cleans Up Texas Construction Site | Surprise Ending  The Alaska Pope-mobile IncidentPelosi is Kissed by a Star    (House
Speaker has America in a can.)   
Congressional Money Saving Proposal   (Charity begins at home.) Congress Gives Itself Raise... (external info link topically related to the above E-RFD) | General Cosgrove   (An Aussie hits the nail on the head.)  |   To Kill an American   (An Aussie hits the nail on the head.)  |   A Soldier in Iraq   |   Freezing Balls
Off Brass Monkeys
  |   The Ballad of the Subway Violin   |   New Taxes     
"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

Pelosi: Lean, Mean and Commie Green

 The Pelosi headline goes to a report wherein she says, and we quote: "We have so much room for improvement," she said. "Every aspect of our lives must be subjected to an inventory ... of how we are taking responsibility."

Every aspect of your life. That, lads and lassies, is exactly what liberals want to control -- and it explains why I have in this magazine said that socialism is monarchism clothed in gray robes. In both cases, the folks in positions of power own everything, must not be criticized and can just point at you and down you go. (LL)

Oregon's Hidden Sales Tax (Some basic economic realism for the envious.)
The History Channel: Who is Jeremy Leggett and Why Does He Want to Wipe Out America's Suburbs?   (Junk science being fed to your children.)
Obama's Angel of Death | A Good Time To Wonder About Direction | George Will: The Toxic Assets We Elected...    (X-link: A rocker made of logic and good writing.) And, another hottie by George: 03/29/09  (Can congress violate constitutional "Separation of powers?") | Specter to oppose 'card check,' says conservative group...   (X-link) Maybe. He's a Democrat, now.) | Citizens Against Government Waste (x-link to humorous tales about pork)

It's to ponder ... 

OrMag Co-publisher Reacts To "Gay" Press Release    (Just to make things clear)  <>   Are you a Democrat, a Republican or a Southerner?   <>    Extreme Rights Archives  (Gay ways)    

  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)

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 )
How To Pick the Next President of the U.S.  Blue Oregon: The Secular Theocracy    Complete 2005/2006 article archives
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Fred's China Triple Play: 
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)
Oregon Connections: the Civil War: a series by Randy Fletcher
They Ran Down John Wilkes Booth (A beaut about two Oregon Civil War vets.)
Storming the Ramparts   (Up close and personal with a blizzard of lead.)
A Forlorn Hope (An Oregon Civil War hero is remembered 100 years after his death ) 
How the Civil
War Brought Wyatt Earp’s Brother to Portland   (Before the O.K. Corral)  
The Professors in Pickett’s Charge
  (War is an education in itself.)
The Forgotten Hero (Memories are made of stone.)

  The Classics
Ray Bradbury  |: Ken Kesey  |: Oregon's Racist History   |  The Alaska Airlines Eskimo  |   La Boheme  | The Town Dump Truck  |  Motown Mouse  |  Jerusalem | The Duck HunterWalt Morey A Public Comedy of Errors  |   The Case of the Pickled Herring  |  MacNeil Goldspit and the K.K.K. Power Grab Caper Friday Night Legends & Small Town Heroes  |  Oregon School Funding Mess  |  Ken's "Congress"   |   Black Holes   |   Science
and Creation Myth  |  The Genesis of the Universe  | A Woman of Her Times 
Meet Me in Las Vegas,.Baby  |   Sesame Street's HIV-positive Muppet   Backroads Beauty   |  Vintage Motorcycles   |   Remembering the “NAT”  |  E.T. Went Home?

    Daily headlines from  ORBUSMAX   (PACNW selection)  
     GovTrack  (What's going on in the U.S. Congress, these days.) 

     The Oregon Conservative   (News/links/info site)  Note: this one may be down. Our last email was rejected.)   (Where conservative voters take action on issues)
     Informed Voter  (Current major issue-related text and relevant contact points)
    Rob Kremer's blog   (Oregon issues and beyond)



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