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Rival Port Commissions

Is an economic miracle in process
in this Columbia River port?

According to our editor: "This community of
just over 1,200 residents is playing much
larger on the world stage."
Let the Games Go On  (A letter to a newspaper about the China Olympic fuss.)
Pigskin Pete a.k.a. Shanghai Slim was there, last fall: 
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)
Ten Tips to Harness Homework Hassles   (Spring Fever help for kids.)
Peddling Half-Truths From the Ashes of the Soviet Empire 
(Oregon Magazine's Berlin Bureau Chief writes about how the past is seeping into the present.)

E-RFD:  Who, Exactly, Had the Highest Casualties? 
(A president-to-president statistical comparison turns up political heresy !!)

April stories: One Tough Mother , Comparing Similies , Ignoring Customer Desires Threatens 
Boeing Contract ,
All-electric Tesla Roadster The price? $98,000 and no cents. (external link),
Spectacular storm chaser photos as tornado season kicks in ...  (A Must Click !!)
Previous Cover Stories: March 08:  Oregon Business Thrives on Government Contracts  
February 08:  God Help Oregon     January 08:  Oregon WhopperThe Alaskan Clydesdale   
December 07:   Little Known ArtistMidwest Mo   November 07:   Eighty Dollar a Gallon Gas  
October 07Oregon Charter School   September 07:   Dr. Horton's Race History  

Getting to the bottom of "Bottom Fishing"      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.) 
|   Crooked
River Country  (book review)
   Fun With Science
(Local and external links.  Climate archives are at  OrMag's Global Warming Stuff.)

Greenpeace founder:  There's no proof humans cause global warming...
Ice Age Is Coming Thanks To Decreased Sunspot Activity...
Can't see the forest?    World's Oldest Tree Rewrites Climate History

Idaho ski resort extends season into May; 422 inches of snowfall this season...
Heavy snow breaking plows in Yellowstone...
Alaska snowfall breaks record...
Fossil Fuel Redux:  Eighty Dollar a Gallon Gas  (From our  November 
07 issue, and as true now as it was, then. Two related links below.)

Foreign oil is all that's left? Billions of gallons of oil in North Dakota, Montana...
Eco-fuels a problem?
Global backlash building against ethanol fuels...
Fred Flintstone drove an SUV?  Extinction threatened people 70,000 years ago...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Genetic study suggest human beings had a brush with extinction ....

In other science news
Swarm of Earthquakes Detected Off Oregon... | 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.


 Pigskin Pete
Oregon, Arizona State Top Pac10 Spring Drills

'08 Pac10 Recruiting Results Favor ASU, Oregon, UCLA
| Grid Coaching Derby Enlivens Pac10
    Pac10 2008 Grid Play Promises Fireworks  
  Home on the Range
How to Cook a Stellar Sea Lion
The courts are going back and forth on the issue of what to do about the Bonneville Dam sea lion problem. (They swim up the Columbia and slaughter the Chinook Salmon lining up to use the fish ladders.) Just in case the final decision is a hunting season, here's how to prepare them:
 Decanting with Delkin
Oregon Brewers Star in 2008 World Beer Cup
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 Pay Oregon 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
Never Mess With Old People   (Help is as close as your phone)
My Piggy Bank (Filling your tank.)
In a Bad Spot? (Proper crises behavior.)

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

Taking Care of Number One    An essay reported to have been written by Rush Limbaugh: We doubt it, but print it here because some of its central themes ring true.

Factions agree to rejoin govt: Maliki      Parties that walked out of Iraq's
government last year have agreed to rejoin, Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki said yesterday, in
what could amount to a long-awaited political breakthrough....(external link)

Iran says it will eliminate Israel if it attacks  (external link)
E-RFD:Archaeological team discovers the remains of what is 
believed to be the first politician

The only definitive test: Are you a Democrat, a Republican or a Southerner?
I have a plan to destroy America   (a speech by a Colorado governor)
E-RFD: What Costs More Per Year Than the Iraq War?  |   Congressman Wants 50-Cent Tax Hike on
Every Gallon of Gas...
|   Iran envoy offers nuclear technology to all Muslim states   North Korea to
sell minisubs to Iran 
Iran builds new longer range missle   |   Japan Test Fires Anti-Missile Missile
Vice President J.C. Watts?   |   E-RFD: Who Taxed You How Much?    |   E-RFD: Prosecutors Say Saddam
Hussein Paid for Congressional Trip to Iraq
    |     Arab schools urged to teach ills of human trafficking   |  

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:

Darwin’s Kool-Aid  by J. Matt Barber
There's a shakeup in the cult of neo-Darwinist pseudo-science, and that endearing,
monotone high school teacher of “Ferris Bueller” fame is doing the shaking.

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

State Representative Under Attack by Anti-Christian Homosexual Hate Groups  
"Gay" Activist Would Risk Lives to Push Political Agenda
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
                            Glacier Melts in Tierra Del Fuego, Oregon?

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

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