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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

Freedom of the Press?
(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 ­Brodie's best seller, "Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate ­Portrait," brought a level of ­respectability to the rumor—at a time when academia was showing 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:
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

Global Warming:
Popular 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'...

Socialized Medicine:
(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

Simon Says:
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:
Big Brother-Care Looms Large
U.K. on ObamaCare: Been there, done that

New “Science Czar” Advocates Forced Abortion
Health bill? Billions for parks, paths, farmers' markets...

Fishsciencefiction serialization continues unabated:
Chapter Six (from the dumbest out of print fishing book ever written)
Chapter Five
Chapter Four
Chapter Three
Chapter Two
Chapter One

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


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
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
Scientists on the brink of creating computer with human brain?
Artificial life will be created 'within months'...
Gigantic Lightning Jets Shoot from Clouds to Space


 Pigskin Pete
Finally! Football Season
Opens With Key Matchup

Forecasters Widely Disagree On 2009 Pac10 Football

Spring Drills Indicate Promising Grid Results (part one)
Portland State Shows Promise in
Spring Scrimmage
(part two) Oregon Becomes Regional Sports Surface HQ

  Home on the Range
Oregon Cheesemakers Celebrate
Honors With October Festival

Here's Solution For Summer Harvest Glut
(Zucchini Pancakes)
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
From Himalaya to USA
Tibetan Beer is Here!

Writer's Tastebuds Confirm Quady North Deserves Honors

Southern Oregon Winery Earns ’Best Red in NW’
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

Pistol Packin' Pooch
Still Battling Bad Guys in Afghanistan  (held over from July)

The photo comes to us via KB7SYY's son, who is stationed in Iraq. (8/30/09 - just got back!) A fellow soldier presently fighting in Afghanistan took it during action in that land, and has named it "dogface."  The weapon the dog is firing is apparently a 50mm cannon. Public reaction to this "shot" is amazing.

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

 Conservatives Now Outnumber Liberals in All 50 States, Says Gallup Poll...   (x-link)

Billions in aid go to areas that backed Obama in '08...    (X-link)

Iran could have atomic bomb within 6 months... (x-link)

From July's American Thinker:
America's Socialist Past  (X-link)
When did the lowbrows take over the culture? 

Oregon's Hidden Sales Tax (Some basic economic realism for the envious.)

Speaking of Healthcare: Suppressed WHO report: Secondhand Smoke Doesn't Cause Cancer

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)    |    Bailouts:  FORD SAYS 'NO THANKS'  

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    Specific Covers:    Dec08  |   Jan09   |  Feb09    |   Mar09    April09   May09  June09  July09  Aug09  |   |   |   |   |  

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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
The remarkable life of a Quaker Civil War Hero (A Quaker CMOH)
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?

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     GovTrack  (What's going on in the U.S. Congress, these days.) 

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     Informed Voter  (Current major issue-related text and relevant contact points)
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