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Oregon War Memorial Vandalized as Antifascist Protest Turns Violent Where have we heard this before? Or, rather, when? Obviously, it is a continuing theme of the domestic terrorist group that calls itself Antifa. They look for things to vandalize, and law-enforcement officers to attack. Now, the article states that this was a counter-protest, of a […]

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This past weekend, a quiet, unassuming journalist, Andy Ngo, was roughed-up and badly injured by an Antifa mob in Portland. That was bad enough in itself, but multiple media outlets note that the Portland Police seem to have stood by and let it happen. There have been a number of stories lately about the Portland Police’s passive attitude toward Antifa thugs who bring their brand of “demonstrations” to downtown Portland often. So, the well-known Leftists who run Portland (and Seattle, for that matter), who constantly deplore all sorts of violence, don’t seem to mind this kind of violence.

Well, this particular journalist is fighting back. He has lawyered-up and is planning to sue any and all organizations who contributed to his injuries. More power to him, and may he be successful.

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OPB on Portland City Council candidates. OPB characterizes Smith as establishment but not Hardesty who served two terms in the Oregon House, was an aide to the county Chair, and led the Oregon NAACP. How is that not also establishment? Both candidates seem to be aware that rent control makes things worse but are afraid […]

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Andy Ngo joins City Journal editor Brian Anderson to discuss the recent outbreak of violence in Portland between far-left activists, commonly referred to as Antifa, and right-wing groups that gathered to oppose them. Pacific Northwest cities like Portland and Seattle have long been hotbeds for extreme left-wing political movements. Recently, video emerged of black-clad Antifa activists directing midday traffic and harassing drivers in […]

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What is Oregon Governor Kate Brown talking about here? Most of us probably struggle to convey our religious beliefs but she almost sounds like she has never given it any thought. Giving some rambling response about spirits and yoga when asked about your religious beliefs is…quite Portland. Brown seems, for some reason, unwilling to acknowledge […]

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The “occupation” of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) field office for five weeks in June and July, and a violent confrontation between anarchist “Antifa” groups and a Patriot Prayer/Proud Boys group on August 4, both occurring in Portland, OR, are reminiscent of the tribalism and descent into depravity depicted in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, first published in 1954.

Golding’s classic novel depicts the fate of British schoolboys marooned on a tropical island during an unnamed war. The boys organize into two groups, one led by Ralph, assisted by bespectacled, overweight Piggy, and another led by the malevolent Jack. The two groups have conflicts over hunting, work rules, and power on their remote island.

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Last night I went to see the new drama Leave No Trace, which is a compelling and heartfelt look at a father — a veteran suffering from PTSD — and his teen daughter as they attempt to live “off the grid.” Leave No Trace was filmed mostly in or near my hometown of Portland, Oregon, […]

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Some of you know, but many may not, that @1967mustangman and I have left Portland, OR, for the greener pastures of Dayton, OH. While there are many things about Portland I miss (the food, Mustang’s family, my coworkers, the food, the mountains, the food…) it surprised me what a sense of relief I felt as we left the city limits. Driving a 22-foot diesel moving van was a learning experience — one which required asking @davecarter many questions on Facebook — but actually driving across this beautiful country helped remind me that there is life outside the dreary angst that progressives have created in Oregon. Wyoming and Nebraska were especially beautiful.

Perhaps the most noticeable difference is the lack of homeless people in Dayton. The winter weather is fairly inhospitable for living on the streets, and Dayton doesn’t really cotton to having homeless hanging out on street corners. Since we moved here, I have seen maybe four people asking for money on street corners. This is in stark contrast to the tent cities of Portland, where vagrancy is not only tolerated but accepted and supported. Because of that permissiveness, the freeways and under bridges are littered with trash, making the city look like a cross between Idiocracy and District 12 from The Hunger Games. Lest anyone think the homeless are harmless, I would invite you to read this, where the victim in question is my own sweet husband. To be fair, Ohio does have some of the highest heroin use in the country, but serious efforts are in place to stop the influx of drugs by the cartels. Meanwhile, at my hospital in Portland, a patient who denied any street drug use finally owned up to doing meth because, as he said, “I mean…everyone does a little meth…”

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On Friday, a 35-year-old white man named Jeremy Joseph Christian was arrested in the killing of two men and wounding of another aboard a TriMet MAX train in Portland, OR. He is alleged to have harrassed two teenagers – one African-American and another wearing a hijab. When three men intervened, the defendant is said to […]

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Michael Totten joins City Journal editor Brian Anderson to discuss the issue of homelessness in his hometown of Portland, Oregon.

Portland is often called the “City of Bridges” for the many structures that cross the city’s two rivers. Underneath many of those bridges are homeless encampments complete with tents, plastic tarps, shopping carts — and people.

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It was pointed out to me by a fellow Ricochet member that we do not have any regualr meetup. We have lots of people in lots of cites around the nation but we rarely meetup. So here it is. Next Saturday 6/11/16 I will be at the Old Market Pub in the Garden Home area […]

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A current post describes how Portland schools are being used for leftist indoctrination: https://ricochet.com/portland-public-schools-bans-dissent-climate-dogma/comment-page-2/#comment-3331739 I mean, I knew Portland had a certain weirdness to it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZt-pOc3moc More

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Hey, all, I’m going to be in Portland, OR on Saturday 8 August, and am planning to spend most of the afternoon at the Lan Su Gardens. This means that I’ll end up fairly close to Portland’s Chinatown. My first request is for anyone local to provide me with recommendations for their “favorite” restaurant(s) in […]

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Hey, all, I’m going to be in Portland, OR on Saturday 8 August, and am planning to spend most of the afternoon at the Lan Su Gardens. This means that I’ll end up fairly close to Portland’s Chinatown. My first request is for anyone local to provide me with recommendations for their “favorite” restaurant(s) in […]

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Uber is a classic disruptive technology. The ride-sharing app has revolutionized the moribund taxi cab business model by providing better service for a lower price. The Uber model is so new that existing taxi regulations by local governments are, in many cases, inoperative.

This upsets bureaucrats greatly. Who does Uber think they are to improve the lives of consumers and providers without getting government approval first? Exhausted at the wait for the city of Portland to rewrite its rulebook to allow the popular service, Uber launched today without the city’s blessing:

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Hi! This is just a reminder about the Meetup at McMenamin’s Olympic Club in Centralia. Here is the original meet up announcement. I have contacted them about getting us a private room. We’ll meet at 1:00 PM for lunch and whatever we decide after. More

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Myth and Climate Video went viral today of Senate Candidate Mark Callahan being thrown out of the offices of Willamette Week during a candidate interview. As somebody who’s been thrown out of that office during a candidate interview, I fully sympathize with Rep. Callahan. In my case the folks at WW demonstrated their respect for […]

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