September 2008


“Earth Friend Gen” can ride and skate around Portland buck naked and it’s not against the law.

According to Cathe Kent, from the Portland Police Bureau, because Earth Friend Gen is not doing this in an attempt to arouse anyone, the act is perfectly legal. 

Wow.

That is Oregon.

Oregon doctors are now diagnosing 71-year-old grandfathers as being pregnant.

Today while watching TV, I saw a most curious commercial. The commercial touted the great qualities of a new initiative. What caught my attention were the images showing people using a new type of card to travel back and forth between counties in the Western Hemisphere. At the end of the commercial, the title of the initiative was flashed on the screen with a website address. The name … the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative.

Almost instantaneously, I thought of Zeitgeist the Movie and a “Damn Interesting” article entitled “The Revenge of the Fighting Quaker”

Then of course everyone has been watching the events unfold this week … the events on Wall Street. Some are calling it the 9/11 of Banking or the Financial Institution. What the U.S. government has done is shocking … at least to me. Now there is this proposal that will “fix” this crisis at the tune of $1 Trillion!! World markets reacted enthusiastically when they heard the U.S. government stepped in.

All of these thoughts are swirling in my head … the WHTI, this past week’s events and Zeitgeist and the DI article. It’s all very interesting to say the least.

If you’re curious, click on the links and do some investigation of your own. I smell a wizard in Oz.

Post Script

While I was re-reading this today, I just remembered that we can’t forget about NAFTA. The link is to the Wikipedia article. One of the references in the article is a transcript of an interview of Mexico’s president Vicente Fox with Larry King. Here is part of what they said in the interview:

KING: E-mail from Mrs. Gonzalez in Elizabeth, New Jersey. “Mr. Fox, I would like to know how you feel about the possibility of having a Latin America united with one currency?”

FOX: Long term, very long term. What we propose together, President Bush and myself, it’s ALCA, which is a trade union for all of the Americas. And everything was running fluently until Hugo Chavez came. He decided to isolate himself. He decided to combat the idea and destroy the idea…

KING: It’s going to be like the euro dollar, you mean?

FOX: Well, that would be long, long term. I think the processes to go, first step into is trading agreement. And then further on, a new vision, like we are trying to do with NAFTA.

One world.

In today’s post, Scott said,

the sound of custom car engines is like catnip to hot chicks.

Really, the best part of the post … the part that gave me a gut-wrenching laugh was when he said,

I’d also add the sound of a chainsaw somwhere in the distance, so the woman can imagine her personal lumberjack getting wood for the fire.

You have to read the whole post to really get that 2nd line.

Hundreds of paragliders visit Grouse Mountain every single day.  Day after day, these hundreds turn into thousands.  Of all these paragliding expeditions, few if any get stuck in trees.   Yet of all these thousands of paragliders, it takes an Oregonian to get stuck in a tree.

The paraglider was trying to land in Cleveland Park, but he noticed that his approach was a little bit low. As he tried to guide himself in the right direction, he noticed that he was heading towards some power lines.
“He decided his best option was to go into the trees rather than to go into the lines,” Cairns said.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t the State of Oregon pratically covered with trees?  You’d think an Oregonian would know how to climb as well as dismount from a tree … right?

I’m sure the state revoked his citizenship when he came back from Vancouver.