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Re: “Concerned Parents Press On Against Verizon Tower

The unscientific/conspiracy theorist mindset is getting out of control. Now the Source Weekly, under this author Laurel Brauns, is presenting/defending this point of view. These "concerned parents" are the same overly emotional, insensible people who believe the Earth is flat, vaccines cause autism, and now that cell phone towers cause cancer.

The American Cancer Society, along with a plethora of scientific papers, have demonstrated the safety of cell towers: ( As a person who earned a degree in physics, I can say that the Sun's UV light does far more skin damage than cell towers could ever possibly inflict. This article does not present the scientific voice on the issue; it presents the view point of scientifically uneducated soccer moms and their irrational paranoia regarding cell phone towers.

Would these parents ever dare tell a surgeon how to perform heart surgery? No, they would immediately understand their ignorance regarding open-heart surgery. Yet, when it comes to electromagnetic physics, biological physics, and electrical engineering, these "concerned parents" somehow feel justified to voice their uneducated opinion on the issue. The Source, this author, Bend, and the U.S. for that matter, all need to carefully analyse whether they support objective, scientific information or emotional, lazy, and insensible frames of mind.

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Posted by Dr. Ganglia on 11/18/2019 at 10:58 PM

Re: “Honey Don't

Good stuff!
Do the employees at the BI still get first dibs on donations of clothing, food and supplies??

Posted by K P on 11/18/2019 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Concerned Parents Press On Against Verizon Tower

I certainly understand the parents concerns about the cell tower but I think they would be the first to complain that during an emergency they won't be able to contact school officials! I think we all know what emergencies we are talking about in todays terms. As far as the physical harm that cell towers and cell phones present maybe they should not have cell phone "period"! And hopefully not their children having cell phones. Unfortunately, we can't have it both ways!

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Posted by Harry VanderVelde on 11/18/2019 at 8:32 AM

Re: “Best Dental Group

I've had great results from Select Care Dental Bend (, please consider them for 2020.

Posted by BendHikerGuy on 11/17/2019 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Vegan Eater, Non-Vegan World

I found Ms. Moore’s article to be well-written, edifying, practical and humorous. Those who feel there is “zero information” in this article have clearly never been to dinner with someone who hasn’t done their homework about a restaurant. And, speaking of having a chip on your shoulder...the criticism of Ms. Edison, besides being more useless than she accused the article of being, exposed her rather foolish and uninformed biases.
Thank you, Ms. Moore, for your sense of humor and your insight!

Posted by Deirdre Nauman on 11/17/2019 at 10:15 AM

Re: “A Climate Action Plan Moves Forward

If Bend wants "clean power", it should support nuclear energy. The false alarmist fears about natural gas and oil being 'dirty' energy is a farce. Solar and wind will NOT become major suppliers of energy, because of the real science involved. They simply are NOT capable of 24/7 full power operation. Also, the lie about CO2 remaining in the atmosphere for several hundred years is outrageous. Of 37 major studies, of residence time, the UNIPCC picks the only one with more than 25 years. The average of the other 36 studies indicate under 10 years.
This is simply the largest scientific fraud ever. CO2 does NOT control climate. During an extended ice age 440 million years ago, the CO2 levels were 11-12 times higher than now, and when the Earth entered the very last ice age, the temperatures plummeted, but the CO2 levels remained at their highest levels for several thousand years.
These two simple facts prove that CO2 is NOT that giant, magical global temperature control knob the 'chicken little alarmists' want us sheeple to believe and buy into, so they can control and tax every aspect of our lives.

Posted by Allen Rogers on 11/15/2019 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Central Oregon Give Guide 2019

no....but if I search, then I am able to access.

Posted by Kati Hannigan on 11/15/2019 at 11:31 AM

Re: “A Climate Action Plan Moves Forward

Great efforts. And 300 years down the road the world will thank us. Yet the reality is that climate reform isn’t the fastest way to results. Atmospheric CO2 never comes down by working on emissions and the IPCC knows this. The minimum residence time is at least over 300 years now. This means we have to wait more than 300 years for a change in emissions to take effect. Planting native trees and shrubs starts consuming CO2 within 6 months. We can easily plant 100 billion trees in the USA. Oregon needs to set aside state land so families can plant 2 trees per person per year. In ten years we will increase consumption of CO2 by 10 billion tons per year. Seems a little easier than creating a new city. But then again, lots of financial interests are banking on reform.

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Posted by Kelly Yzaguirre on 11/15/2019 at 8:42 AM

Re: “A Climate Action Plan Moves Forward

We must change our behavior. We must change our policies.

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Posted by Rondo on 11/15/2019 at 8:36 AM

Re: “A Climate Action Plan Moves Forward

It is a very heartening article to read during these less-than heartening times.

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Posted by pnwhofjo on 11/15/2019 at 8:35 AM

Re: “A Climate Action Plan Moves Forward

I hope the council steps up and approves the plan. We need to show leadership and take responsibility for our community, especially when we can't count on that coming from elsewhere.

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Posted by Barbara Rich on 11/15/2019 at 8:34 AM

Re: “Hojicha! Matcha Gets Toasted

Thanks so much for mentioning SEI MEE TEA in your fine article! Our website has recipes using our organic Hojicha powder. Check it out: Have a delicious and fun time with Hojicha powder!

Posted by Sei Mee Tea on 11/14/2019 at 6:52 PM

Re: “Central Oregon Give Guide 2019

Hi Kati -- Thanks for the heads up. It's working for us-- maybe try again or refresh your browser?

Posted by Nicole Vulcan on 11/14/2019 at 4:05 PM

Re: “Central Oregon Give Guide 2019

The link to CentralOregonGives does not appear to be working?

Posted by Kati Hannigan on 11/14/2019 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Crosstitutes Get Shut Down, Reborn

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great article about something that many might not even give a second glance. What my daughter and her friend went through was very distressing and hurtful for them. People need to pay attention to this as it is just one example of many of free speech, especially that of young women (and feminists), being shut down.

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Posted by everyone's mom on 11/14/2019 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Optimism and the Climate

Graham Zimmerman is an excellent fellow and an awesome climber. I had the opportunity to spend two months with him in Linksar, Pakistan. I found him very professional and a dedicated person for his subject in hand. I wish him all the best and happy landings in the days to come .

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Posted by Muhammad Shahroz on 11/14/2019 at 7:22 AM

Re: “Offer perspective on the future of the Deschutes River

The deadline for making HCP comments has been extended to Dec. 3. You can find details at the USFWS HCP website page:…

Posted by Rockartster on 11/14/2019 at 7:06 AM

Re: “Sex, Lies & Snapchat

Where can I buy her book ?

Posted by Sheila Celene Woehlert on 11/14/2019 at 6:33 AM

Re: “West Side Tavern

Worst bar experience I've ever had.

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Posted by Mountains on 11/14/2019 at 1:43 AM

Re: “West Side Tavern

Bartender was incredibly rude. Would never come back.

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Posted by Mountains on 11/14/2019 at 1:42 AM

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