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Flip the switch to the "on" position. Watch the roaches scatter. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

When leaders from across the globe gathered in Paris in a show of solidarity in regard to the massacre last week (as well as to demonstrate their concern over Mann-made global warming, so no jet fuel was used to get...

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Great! You'll just need to answer a few of their job interview questions, to see if you're a good fit. If you don't make it to at least internship level, that's okay - Microsoft's hiring. The first two questions are...

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Twenty of the Topeka rabble-rousers showed up in Portland yesterday, kicking things off yesterday morning with a "protest" at Oregon Convention Center, where a conference for LGBT Christians was being held. While the Westboro gang paraded around with their signs,...

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An Illinois wildlife photographer found that a bald eagle nest had blown out of a tree and two injured eaglets were on the ground, so he took them into his garage and called a rehab center, who came out and...

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Here in the USA, trainloads of corn are converted into biofool to satisfy government mandates. That drives up the cost of everything from cereal to tortillas and beyond, but our government considers turning food into fuel an essential step in...

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Any cold location is due to weather, but any warm location is due to climate change. That's the spin that alarmists put out, and it's laughable on its face. They ignore space-based sensor data that shows no significant elevation in...

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Oh goody - Metro is now building a trail! Just what we need, certainly: As part of the regional trail network, the Ice Age Tonquin Trail will provide connections with the Westside and Fanno Creek trails. There may also be...

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Nothing but reruns on: Mittens tosses his hat into the ring yet again, George Zimmerman is arrested yet again, and the usual nutters are out trolling. Same old same old. Well, at least Babs Boxer's announced that she won't be...

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Ever so politically correct, CNN's Chris Cuomo referred to a French terrorist born of Senegal immigrant parents as "African-American", prompting Anderson Cooper to jump in to correct him. Sure, it was just a small mistake and quickly corrected, but it...

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The temperature at Mars' Gale Crater when recorded by the Curiosity rover on Thursday was 17.6F, compared to the 6F high in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Of course, the crater's near the equator of Mars, but still. That high temperature beat...

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This is a tale of two cities: the San Jose of Silicon Valley, home of the ultra-geek and the ultra-rich, and its counterpart along Coyote Creek. Known as the Jungle, it's the largest homeless camp in the country. In a...

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I'd idly wondered on occasion, over the years, just how the phrase originated, and today I found out: According to the American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, a hot cake is essentially a pancake. The term was born in the mid-1800s...

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Speaking of zoonotic diseases - as we did yesterday - I'd intended to mention an important urban vector: the raccoon. It's just as well that I spaced it and derailed the train of thought, because I just ran across an...

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While a bunch of folks were parading through the streets in Minnesota to protest the grand jury's decision in Missouri, some dolt drove a car into them. That's just nuts; people have a right to peaceful protest. Sometimes that may...

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Their new buildings in downtown Seattle will have 10 million square feet - an estimated 71,500 employees will be working there. Meanwhile, in Portland, the mayor crows when a web company moves from San Francisco to the Rose City, bringing...

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A project tracking grizzly bears and hunters in Grand Teton National Park has yielded some interesting preliminary results. The bears have an incredible sense of smell, estimated to be some seven times more sensitive than that of a bloodhound; they...

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What do rabies, Ebola and West Nile virus all have in common? They're among a range of zoonotic diseases - jumping from animals to humans. And West Nile was first noted here in the USA not by the CDC nor...

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The Americanization of the Brits seems well underway, as they're increasingly buying turkeys and roasting them up for Thanksgiving. Tesco American buyer Haris Deane says: ‘It’s now an important holiday in both the U.S. and the UK, so we’ve ensured...

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First, the idiot bought a Ford. An F-350. Top of the line. Who buys a Ford? Then, the idiot did what so many with penis issues did: he spent an extra five grand on a lift-kit to stick it higher...

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Alrighty then. It's unclear exactly how one hears a billow of smoke, but it's right there in the report. The source, apparently, was from the home of a drug dealer who'd excavated some seven feet down into his crawlspace and...

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Back in January of 1989, then-governor Neil Goldschmidt's hand-picked man to lead the Oregon Department of Corrections was stabbed to death in the parking lot near his office. Police quickly picked up on Gable, and built what many regard as...

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Oh my. It looks like another of Oregon gov. Retread's "signature achievements" is going to go down in flames. It's kind of become his trademark. What WillyWeek calls "Portland's top restaurants" are contributing money to get the measure passed and...

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And you wonder where the money goes...those 26 PR flacks get paid $1,794,324 per year - and that's just salary. Add in their medical and dental, along with other benefits, and they're costing area taxpayers about $4 million a year....

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Great news for those under 50 and living in the general vicinity of Medford, Massachusetts: assuming you're in good health, they'll pay $40 to cop a squat at the poop bank. Your contributions are then tested, divvied up and packaged,...

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As we've gotten better at determining the factors that produce tornadoes and somewhat improved our ability to determine what trailer parks will be hit by one, they've devised a new strategy: now they're running in packs. Starting at around 1980,...

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That squirrely-looking guy, supposedly from "Consumers Union" ia all over our media, about every two minutes, telling us to vote for the GMO labeling measure. That raises two questions: how much is the clown being paid for this, and does...

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200 square-foot apartments! Spartan apartments of around 200 square feet or so are proving attractive options to the city's growing number of Millennials, said Cathy Reines, CEO of Portland-based Koz Development. Members of that generation, ranging in age from roughly...

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As the Oregon governor's First Squeeze demonstrated last week, "heartfelt apolgies" go a long way - both in politics and in corporate America. You don't have to actually be sorry, but appearances count for so much: According to the general...

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As you may know, a number of cities in "progressive" California have file - or are considering filing - for bankruptcy. CalPERS has long maintained that their pension fund gets first dibs on any proceeds from asset sales. "Not so...

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