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Gear Heads Unite!: Sequel has morphing mechanical robot aliens going turbo Gear Heads Unite!: Sequel has morphing mechanical robot aliens going turbo Busting out another Blockbuster.I can't recall any other big-budget movie based on action figures, but Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen again showcases the nuts and July 01, 2009
Keeping Up with the Joneses: While Globetrotting with an Older Indy Keeping Up with the Joneses: While Globetrotting with an Older Indy Hey, aren't you han solo?The unabashedly campy Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull takes us on yet another retro, whirlwind adventure, this May 28, 2008
Gordon Smith and the Cascade Festival Gordon Smith and the Cascade Festival The US Senate is often called the world's most exclusive club. Sen. Gordon Smith belongs to an even more elite club - the Society of July 02, 2008
Modern Day Slavery The Reagan, Clinton and Bush regimes extinguished the rights of American workers to make a decent living by the imposition of policies that have resurrected July 29, 2009
Deschutes County's Economy: Nature, Equity and Growth Monday, June 22, the Oregon House of Representatives passed legislation that would ban destination resorts in the Metolius Basin. It had already passed the Oregon July 01, 2009

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  • The Other Half of the Yoga Equation

      The Source Issue 45 (Nov. 10) contained wonderful information about the forms of yoga offered in our vicinity. Most of the information covered pertained to the socially enjoyable forms of yoga enjoyed by the folks who use yoga mats and bendy posturing as they concentrate on improving their blissful breathing techniques. These physical forms of yoga are the beautiful compliments to the mental, mindful and meditative forms of yoga that balance the larger yoga (yogic) equation. Yoga is basically a non-denominational practice aimed at balancing the physical (body) existence with the meta-physical (mind) reality. The ensuing mind-body balance creates the union required for an increased "understanding" (consciousness) of the "living experience."
  • Walden's Corporate Servitude

      In the time-honored American tradition of peaceful civil disobedience, I am proud to be one of eight Central Oregon citizens arrested on December 5 in Congressman Greg Walden's Bend office. At our January 26 trial we plan to present a compelling defense. This act of dissent follows years of futile attempts to encourage the Congressman to hold open, unscripted town meetings accessible to a majority of his constituents. The Congressman has grown so suspicious of impromptu encounters with ordinary citizens that on Saturday he required a Bend Police Department intervention that enabled him to enter the Water Project meeting at the Chamber of Commerce through the back door. (Greg, we are nonviolent people who believe that democracy thrives on open dialogue and transparency; there is no reason to avoid us.)
  • Doors of Equality Swing Both Ways

      I had to respond to "What's Wrong with Siri," (News, 1-4) since Apple's Siri isn't the problem. Three hours before I read, "What's wrong with Siri," I went to a store in town and complimented the cashier that this was the nicest "dollar" store I had ever been in.
  • Don't Be Fooled by Walmart's Token Giving

      You have to admit there is more than a little irony in the announcement that the Walmart Foundation has contributed $30,000 to NeighborImpact's Food Recovery Program. NeighborImpact, as the executive director notes, serves economically disadvantaged people in Central Oregon. Walmart pays lousy wages andprovides crappy benefits, helping to create economically disadvantaged people in Central Oregon. Six members of the Walton family, the folks who control the company and the foundation, are wealthier than the bottom 30 percent of all American families. Since 2007 - while working-class Americans and many Walmart employeesexperienced a loss in income, savings, health care,jobs and homes - these six Walton relatives increased their combined wealth by45 percent, from $63.7 billion to $93 billion.
  • In reply to: Don't surrender Our Surface Water (The Mailbox, 12-21):

      Sorry, Mike. I think you are well meaning here but incorrect on this matter. I'll take just one issue of your essay as others have addressed others. To say the city needed to take the woefully bad, and as judgment I'll say arrogant, approach they did to avoid a "slam" up against a Federal deadline is just wrong in my view. Although it is the City's propaganda line, it is incorrect, it seems to me. First, the Feds did not mandate that deadline. The city entered in an AGREEMENT (there's a difference) in 2002 to have the work done by February 2012. And yet for until later into 2009, the city staff (and council) simply ignored their agreement. La dee dah...sounds sort of like how they mis-managed their DOJ AGREEMENT on the 2004 to 2014 horizon for the curb ramps too.

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