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Re: “Loved Not Lost: 100 Free Microchips!

I see lots of dogs at Subaru of Bend today , so glad to see so many responsible owners showing up for the free chip event! Way to go Subaru of Bend!

Posted by Julimonster 1 on 10/22/2017 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Have a grievance with your government?

I'm with Riversong on this one and get the feeling your perspective is somewhat of a double standard. For instance what is the "specific demand" associated with some NFL players kneeling during the national anthem? Or what was the specific demand of the Occupy Wall Street movement? Or should Rosa Parks have been appeased if simply given a bus seat? Has the civil rights movement always been about such specific things?

I too attended one of the "No Man's Land" screenings as well as you. I find it surprising that the Source editorial equates two such wildly disparate methods of protest as the Malhuer Occupation and LandWatch's legal proceedings against the City of Bend over water system piping. Whatever one's opinion about the Bundy led protest (and I use the term "led" loosely since I agree the situation certainly lacked a critical focus) a comparison such as the one made in this Source editorial is completely apples to oranges.

Posted by Permission To Speak Freely? on 10/21/2017 at 12:29 AM

Re: “Letters 7/3 - 7/11

Beware of Kevin English comments: He can be very deceiving in his caring of others. This past June his niece came out to visit him and Linda at their request. After a few days into the visit their niece tore her ACL and Kevin and Linda had no compassion. They told her to leave their home. They told the 18 year old from Minnesota to leave their home. This all was the result of her not eating breakfast with them. Is that how you treat people??

Posted by Kurt Banach on 10/20/2017 at 10:08 PM

Re: “Have a grievance with your government?

Hey Riversong -- While we do agree that protest can work, it's usually accompanied by a demand, which yes, can be a demand that an unjust law be changed. Without a specific demand for redress, which we'd argue the Bundy clan didn't have, not much can get done. So there's the need not just for an action, but for a demand that addresses the problem.

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Posted by Nicole Vulcan on 10/20/2017 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Saving Sage-Grouse

This is an overly simplified opinion on an incredibly complicated issue...

Posted by Hintza & Friends on 10/20/2017 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Heath Care in Turmoil: St. Charles Lays Off Workers

Another idea -- Lawmakers and hospital administrators alike could read Joe Flower's work on the future of health care. His website is . I haven't read all his books but I've seen videos of his talks, and he's interesting, has good ideas that aren't aligned with any particular political party.

Posted by tiffysquid on 10/20/2017 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Heath Care in Turmoil: St. Charles Lays Off Workers

Could we see a more thorough analysis of this issue, and not just take the hospital's word for everything? How does this relate to just two years ago, Oregon hospitals including St Charles making record bank $$ under Obamacare/ACA? (see… ).

According to that article, "St. Charles Bend reported net income of $62.5 million and a profit margin of 12 percent in 2015. It was the hospitals second straight year of double-digit profits, after seven years of margins ranging from 3.5 percent to 7.5 percent." Did they honestly not save a few ducats for a rainy day? Is this article and St Charles's PR spin just putting pressure on the legislature?

I have no horse in this race---I need quality medical care in Central Oregon, but beyond that, I don't really care if there's a hospital tax or not... but to me, this reads like a flimsy PR piece from a huge medical organization, one that also happens to have a monopoly on our region. The article doesn't mention the effect of hospital monopolies on local health care costs. It doesn't mention the havoc that the Trump and Republican threats to pull the ACA might be wreaking. Surely we deserve better coverage, rather than just parroting what St. Charles says?

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Posted by tiffysquid on 10/20/2017 at 9:09 AM

Re: “Separation Anxiety: Pacific Power Warns of Scammers

omg please fix the "seperation" spelling in your illustration.

Posted by quiddly doo on 10/20/2017 at 9:00 AM

Re: “Abby's Legendary Pizza

Ordered the Bacon Cheddar and it was delivered to my door in 38 minutes and it was hot. Delicious!

Posted by Vicki Marshall on 10/20/2017 at 7:49 AM

Re: “California vs. Oregon

support from interpool( )

Posted by Najam G S on 10/20/2017 at 2:15 AM

Re: “Have a grievance with your government?

This editorial writer is correct that the anarchic (and some would argue, treasonous) actions of the Bundy Gang were far more costly (and almost completely ineffective) than the lawsuit.

But the writer is historically and morally wrong that " only through the rule of law will we be able to protect"our natural rights.

Most significant social change in the United States (and elsewhere) has come from popular protest and civil disobediance - acting, when necessary, outside the law or in active opposition to the law, when the law is either unjust in itself or an obstacle to constructive social change.

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Posted by Riversong on 10/19/2017 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Gender Diversity with Aidan Key

Giving hormones to "trans" children is child abuse

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Posted by Randy Eaves on 10/17/2017 at 12:11 PM

Re: “Clearing Up Mirror Pond

What's it going to take to pressure PacifiCorp to, at the very least, restore fish passage at its dam site? Nonpayment of electric bills? Warren Buffett is chairman of the board of the holding company (Berkshire Hathaway) that owns PacifiCorp; he is quoted as saying, "Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago." Perhaps HE can be reached.

Posted by fosterfell on 10/17/2017 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Wading, in Style link goes to

Posted by Anonymous on 10/16/2017 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Clearing Up Mirror Pond

Appropriately named 'Mirror Pond' ...perhaps an accurate MIRROR on how things get done or not in Bend Oregon....

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Posted by Doug Cristafir on 10/14/2017 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Worthy Opening Second Location

He needs to research Taco Deli, El Chile, and Fonda San Miguel. And there better be flour tortillas ! Signed, 4 long-time Austinites who are now Bendites.

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Posted by thebendite on 10/13/2017 at 8:57 PM

Re: “A Broken Angel Serves Heavenly Meals

A great guy with great food. He has the best food and I am a carnivore...

Posted by Sue Szabo on 10/13/2017 at 7:14 PM

Re: “Clearing Up Mirror Pond

Spending public funds to accomplish the dredging of Mirror Pond is inappropriate given the difficulty of complying with ODSL regulations, the fact that Pacific Power is responsible for the silt and has profited from the power for many years and that dredging is an ongoing requirement which will become more difficult and expensive in 25 years due to growth in Bend.
Perhaps a compromise is possible :
1) Pacific Power pay to remove the dam
2) replace the dam with "natural" rapids that will drop the level of the pond to where the resulting flows will scour the silt on an ongoing basis.
3) replant the resulting exposed riverbanks with native species.

If this could be accomplished with similar funds to the dredging estimate or even higher expense it could be a 1 time solution that may be appropriate to be funded publicly.
HOWEVER.....BEWARE.......Original estimates for the Colorado Dam project were around $3 Million and became around $13 Million!!

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Posted by Jim Sterling on 10/13/2017 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Packing Off Pack Rats: Don't kill the rats, move 'em

Pack rats are very smart. My son got one in his house. It sprung his rat traps and hid them behind his stove. Then it tried to make friends. My son woke up one morning with it cuddling on his chest. I don't think he had fleas. At least I hope not. He ended up having to poison it because he doesn't have a live trap and chances are he'd come right back anyway.

Posted by Terri Baker on 10/13/2017 at 12:21 PM
Posted by Dana Chen on 10/13/2017 at 12:12 AM

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