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BILL WOULD GIVE OBAMA 'EMERGENCY' CONTROL OF INTERNET (An x-link from Drudge, this is about step one in the White House's plan to eliminate, among other internet publications, Oregon Magazine. Not that they are likely even aware that this publication exists. What they are aware of is that publications like it exist. In the modern era, beginning with the communist takeover of Russia, and later the fascist reformation in Gernany, control of the sources of information was a key to success. These days in this country, the internet is of minor importance when compared with conservative radio, so this "power" to shut us down will not be used for some time. Think of it as a Leftist weapon in reserve for some future need - for example, when "fair practices" legislation has brought down non-state-approved talk radio, the internet's ability to transmit audio will need to be controlled.
'Jaws' Lurks Off Oregon Coastline by Oregon Magazine's editor, Fred Delkin, whose uniformed service to this nation was as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard. It was Fred who explained to this former charter boat deckhand why a Great White shark's skin scraped my knuckle right down to the bone. Sharkskin was once what folks used for sandpaper. (LL)
A book review by a son of Oregon:
A Declaration of Inconclusiveness
by Thomas Lipscomb
For almost two centuries speculation
percolated that Thomas Jefferson
fathered a child by Sally Hemings, his black slave. In 1974, Fawn
best seller, "Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate Portrait," brought a
level of respectability to the rumor—at a time when academia was
itself increasingly open to politically correct speculation in lieu of
conventional standards of proof.
Oregon Golf Enters Journey to Paradise The Rogue Valley became a popular recreation site for such Hollywod luminares as Clark Gable Carole Lombard, Ginger Rogers and Douglas Fairbanks. Today, Paradise Valley Resort promotes the region as an investment opportunity for the well-heeled. Investors can purchase one of just 425 club memberships with unlfimited access to the Nicklaus-designed 7,418-yard course opening next June. Fly-in traffic is offered a 12,000 sq. ft. heated hangar, secured parking and full aviation maintenance services.
The Economy: (x-links)
'1,000 BANKS TO FAIL'
Millions face shrinking Social Security payments...
Roubini:Risk of double-dip recession rising...
Deficit grew by $181 billion -- in July...
Consumer Bankruptcies Soar...
Geithner Asks Congress to Increase Federal Debt Limit...
Ben Lieberman on Five Things Congress and the President Are Doing to Bring Back Sky-High Gas Prices
Popular Technology.net: Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is Not Pollution Nov 20, 2008 ... (An x-link, this is a piece by Richard S. Linden, Ph.D., professor of Atmospheric Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It interested us because, being aware that plants breathe carbon dioxide and exhale oxygen, which we breathe and exhale carbon dioxide, we wonder how it is that a planetary respiratory system that has been in place for geological ages on Earth can be described as being bad for our planet.)
Drop in world temperatures fuels global warming debate...
UN climate summit flop feared; 20,000 hotel room reservations cancelled...
GALLUP: Americans Growing More Skeptical Of Global Warming...
Town Hall in Missouri mocks 'climate change myths'...
(First, a holdover from August)
What Americans need to know about the healthcare takeover
(Now, some new x-links on the subject)
Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine...
Health Care Outrage, Town Halls Erupt
Georgia Dem yells at local doctor
ObamaCare and me - Zane F Pollard, MD
ABC, NBC Won't Run Ad Critical of Obama
Newly elected Democrats waver on health plan
Take a Look at the Coast Range
Oregon is made up of a number of geologically specific
landform areas. Here, Simon takes one of them and
describes its characteristics.
(Earlier pieces, below) .
Geologists Have Rocks in Their Heads
Volcanic Glass is Sharper Than Steel
Matt Barber's Latest Columns:
Fishsciencefiction serialization continues unabated:
Chapter Six (from the dumbest out of print fishing book ever written)
| So, you believe a White House
military advisor sent Air Force Two on a NYC photo-op?
bottom of "Bottom Fishing"
| The Subject
for Perch (From the archives: Winter or
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
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
Timberline Lodge Beckons Tourists with Special Tours (Fred Delkin has climbed and skied every square foot of this two mile high mountain. He says if you need a break from the traffic and the heat, this is the spot.)
Seattle Group Enhances Oregon Mountain Resort (Out by Mt. Hood, this may be a sleeper. The golf course is beautiful and the food looks fancy.)
Lipscomb Blasts Hemingway Revise (An Oregon expatriate isn't pleased with what Papa's family has done to A Moveable Feast)
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 http://www.michaelhollister.com/
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