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Comment Archives: stories: Opinion

Re: “Nonprofits can and should listen to their communities. St. Charles didn't.

With the facilities operating at 50% capacity and the numbers declining over time it seems prudent to evaluate the need for such capacity. A 20 person task force representing a number of stakeholders, including staff, would appear adequate to reach a fair and balanced conclusion that best serves our community.

Posted by George Kaiser on 11/13/2018 at 10:54 AM

Re: “A visiting couple alleges gender discrimination in a rideshare car

Welcome to Bend! The land of rude, mean and unwelcoming people to say the least! Doctors work part time and we have cell towers in our school yards. The water is polluted with Alliumium Barrium. It's measuring 60 parts or billion!
Have you ever visited Bend sir? I am shocked you assumed it would be friendly. I have been treated like an alien here.
Do your R&D next time. Sadly this is the most unwelcoming place for Gays. I'm from San Francisco and sadly made the move to Bend without visiting first. I too moved here to care for my son and moved for the health care and not the "local friendly people". You have an economy that is a replica of Hawaii- rich tourists and poor local people. Only two types live here. I have lived here for 4 years and I've never seen a gay couple in FOUR years! I haven't seen or met an Asian, a black, a hindu or Jew either and I can't take it. Every day I am accosted by rude people here it's a daily event. i watch it happen to other people as well. We also live on 110 volcanoes here and if you understand energy then you appreciate all the bad and good - it's all a lesson from our root Chakra source. Peace

Posted by Justice on 11/13/2018 at 5:00 AM

Re: “Don't Trust The Sky

That exact description happened yesterday in Central Oregon skies

Tight even rows criss crossed all over a clear blue morning sky. By the afternoon thick man made clouds littered the skies. I actually had a really bad headache I attribute to the stuff in the air...

What is it? How can it be legal?

Posted by Sean on 11/10/2018 at 7:32 PM

Re: “Nonprofits can and should listen to their communities. St. Charles didn't.

Why even have public comment times if you aren't going to listen? I'd rather the change just happen than for St. Charles to pretend they are listening to the public.

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Posted by Graham Fox on 11/10/2018 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Vote Jamie McLeod-Skinner for U.S. Rep., 2nd District

And now the 7 day clock is started for McLeod-Skinner supporters to clean up the carpet bombing of campaign signs they've littered our community with:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&e…

Posted by Nik Johansson on 11/06/2018 at 11:49 PM

Re: “Vote Jamie McLeod-Skinner for U.S. Rep., 2nd District

Skidork: These are editorials, so yes, they're "biased" in favor of who our editorial board supports, based on our research and interviews with candidates. Thanks for reading and continuing to visit our site!

Posted by Nicole Vulcan on 11/06/2018 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Vote Jamie McLeod-Skinner for U.S. Rep., 2nd District

That would be your bad. Do you actually work for "the Source"?
Did you write that terribly biased story? It's the first Source story I have read in a long time. I won't be reading it anymore again. What crap.

Posted by Skidork on 11/06/2018 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Vote Jamie McLeod-Skinner for U.S. Rep., 2nd District

Skidork: Helps to read the entire thread. I was responding to multiple readers in one comment.

Posted by Nicole Vulcan on 11/05/2018 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Vote Jamie McLeod-Skinner for U.S. Rep., 2nd District

Baloney. A short sentence saying she only was city manager for 4 months would have covered it. No idea what your comment about Hate has to do with anything I said. You must have missed your medication recently.

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Posted by Skidork on 11/01/2018 at 9:27 PM

Re: “Banning single-use plastic bags: This one should be in the bag

So ban single use bags? OK -- ban the sale of all Ziploc and other food carrying/packing bags --including freezer bags for your garden vegetables or leftovers. Also - definitely no garbage bags -- unless of course you plan to wash and refill them. Instead, put your raw garbage in the -- oh, that's right PLASTIC -- garbage can and then wash it out after it is emptied - thereby using another resource - water - and leaving at least some organic and other stuff to seep into the ground wherever you wash it out, along with the soap or disinfectant you used. Try this in the winter also and watch it freeze on the ground. Plastic is NOT the enemy. Look at hospital use of sterile disposables, food establishments, disposable razors and cosmetic bottles and the thousands of other beneficial uses of plastic. Get real, people. Not ONE of you will stop buying and using plastic garbage bags. And what is the actual percentage of these bags in the landfill? Disposable diapers are less than 1%. Are grocery bags more or less than that? They're made from at least partly recycled plastic... hmmm. I recycle the plastic grocery bags by lining my smaller waste receptacles and tie them off to keep the germs inside. Oh, and by the way -- the landfills are lined with plastic so the toxins won't seep into the water table -- one HUGE plastic garbage bag! I'm saving my plastic grocery bags (because I know Central Oregon is such a Portland wannabe) to take to the stores when this ridiculous "ban" is in effect so I don't have to kill a tree and pay $.15 each for paper, which is impossible to carry. Let us keep our plastic bags! Easy to carry, easy to recycle or re-use, easier for the checkers, and a cheap, effective use of recycled plastic. Those who don't want them can bring their own to the store. Let us choose.

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Posted by MM on 11/01/2018 at 5:01 PM

Re: “Vote Jamie McLeod-Skinner for U.S. Rep., 2nd District

Skidork: Jamie has spoken publicly and without restraint about how her firing was due to her demand that the city she worked for do a payroll audit, after it was found that an employee was being overpaid. She has not hidden this from anyone. Were we to have infinite space in our paper we might have included it, but as it stands we didn't feel it necessary nor worth several paragraphs of explanation. We could also use our "integrity" to point out countless shortcomings of her opponent, but again, space issues dictate.
And Hate is not an American Value: We always "bury" opinions on page 4. That's their usual placement. We chose to wait on this endorsement because we were continuing to give Mr. Walden the benefit of the doubt and time to respond to our endorsement request. He never did.

Thanks for reading!

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Posted by Nicole Vulcan on 10/29/2018 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Vote Jamie McLeod-Skinner for U.S. Rep., 2nd District

The Hammonds repeatedly threatened law enforcement before their conviction for arson and the plea deal and prison term that they AGREED to.Walden personally fought for their pardon in order to capitalize on the extremist agenda of the Trump administartion. The Bundy Brigade took over the Malheur Refuge inspired by the Hammonds. The Bundy Brigade vowed to go down guns blazin' if anyone tried to arrest them. I guess Walden doesn't think much about the safety of our law enforcement or the members of the public, clergy and federal employees that were directly threatened by these whackjobs who invaded Burns. But Walden apparently thinks right-wing, anti-government extremists deserve his support. I have friends in law enforcement I don't appreciate Walden's embrace of extremists who threaten the safety of the public, and real American values.

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Posted by the_real_GOP_is_dead on 10/26/2018 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Vote Jamie McLeod-Skinner for U.S. Rep., 2nd District

I also voted for her. But I didnt like the way "The Source" ignored the facts surrounding her firing as city manager of Phonix, OR. Lacks integrity and undermines trust in their reporting. However, Walden is impossible to vote for, she gets the vote.

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Posted by Skidork on 10/25/2018 at 9:56 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor

Thank you for your well-written, thorough endorsement of Jamie McLeod-Skinner to represent CD2. Your reasons are solid, and I couldn't agree with them more. It's time to change who's representing our interests in Washington. Jamie is the real deal. She listens, and she cares. Let's send her to Congress and watch her truly represent us!

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Posted by Mary McClellan on 10/25/2018 at 9:38 PM

Re: “Vote Jamie McLeod-Skinner for U.S. Rep., 2nd District

sad to see the endorsement for McLeod-Skinner was buried on pg 4...completely separate from the " Election Issue". Highly unusual. Also would've liked to see more about Walden's shameless pandering to right-wing extremists by lobbying for the pardon of the Hammonds.

(Just a reminder...all these anti-government folks like the Bundys, Finnicum, Malheur Misfits...are all cut from the same cloth as Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols. Reminder those guys? )

And to have a sitting congressman stay silent on the daily outrages by a republican president who attacks the independence of the judiciary, women, a free press, gold-star families, victims of sexual assault, our closest allied nations, people of a different skin color, etc...the list goes on. Shame on Walden. He can't even speak up on behalf of decent human values, because Trump's agenda of hate also serves the new extremist GOP.

He doesn't serve American values and he certainly doesn't serve anyone in the most populated part of his district...Deschutes County.

And holding his big fundraiser in Wilsonville? oh yeah...keep us constituents from seeing him rub elbows with the special (corporate) interests that contribute to his war chest.

That's okay..why would we expect for him to hold his fundraiser in his own district and actually contribute to our local economy? He's part of the "swamp" that I kept hearing about in the 2016 election.

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Posted by hate_is_not_an_American_value on 10/25/2018 at 8:47 PM

Re: “Vote Jamie McLeod-Skinner for U.S. Rep., 2nd District

She has already received our vote. Mailed in our ballots today.

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Posted by Bendtaxpayer on 10/25/2018 at 8:19 PM

Re: “Vote Jamie McLeod-Skinner for U.S. Rep., 2nd District

I plan to vote for her, but didnt know much about the firing. Heres an article I found about the firing. Seems she chose to uphold her ethical standards rather than fall in line with a culture that included questionable, if not corrupt, practices.

http://mailtribune.com/news/happening-now/…

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Posted by Jeff_Jeff_Jeff on 10/25/2018 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor

James MacAfee -

Thanks for chiming in with the condescending Fudd perspective. It definitely confirms that we do indeed need to be concerned about our Second Amendment rights with McLeod-Skinner having the backing of supporters such as yourself.

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Posted by Nik Johansson on 10/25/2018 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Vote Jamie McLeod-Skinner for U.S. Rep., 2nd District

This sounds like a lot of Walden bashing covered by a thin veneer astroturf.

And the "McLeod-Skinner takes a balanced approach to issues including gun control..." part is a true laugh out loud line. Only someone that endeavors to completely abolish the Second Amendment would consider those measures "balanced".

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Posted by Nik Johansson on 10/25/2018 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Vote Jamie McLeod-Skinner for U.S. Rep., 2nd District

Kinda glosses over the Phoenix city manager firing. This article lists it as a positive, which it most certainly wasnt. Lacks some intergirty by the Source.

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Posted by Skidork on 10/25/2018 at 10:16 AM

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